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Speeches in Parliamentary Reform 1866.

RUSSELL Hastings 9th Duke of Bedford..; GLADSTONE W.E. (1866.)

£50.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo., cloth. London, John Murray.

Inscribed on the second front free endpaper in the hand of the 9th Duke of Bedford 'From the Author Nov 1. 1866 Hastings Russell'.

Russell was a Liberal MP from 1847 until 1872, when he succeeded to his dukedom and took his place in the Lords. In 1886, he broke with the party leadership of Gladstone over the Irish Home Rule Bill, and became a Unionist. He was President of the Royal Agricultural Society, and experimented with new agricultural techniques on his estate at Woburn Abbey.

Small tear to head of spine, preliminaries foxed.

Stock Code: 221354