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Fothergill, Brian

Sir William Hamilton envoy extraordinary.

(Stroud), Nonsuch Publishing Company 2005.

Reference: 13320
Price: £12 [convert currency]

Full Description

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.