Sir William Hamilton envoy extraordinary.
(Stroud), Nonsuch Publishing Company 2005.
8vo. 351 + (1)pp, text ills. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
A reissue of Brian Fothergill’s well-written biography, first published in 1969. Beckford made the acquaintance of Sir William Hamilton and his first wife Catherine when visiting Naples in 1780, and developed a remarkable bond with Catherine Hamilton through their shared love of music (see pp 130-2). This reissue not noted by Millington.