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MARTIN (Montgomery) Ed. The Despatches & Correspondence of the Marquess Wellesley, K.G., During His Lordship's Mission to Spain as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Supreme Junta in 1809. 1st Ed., lxx+ii197pp. Murray. 1838.  #56821
[HLMainPic] In 1809 Wellesley was appointed ambassador to Spain. He landed at Cádiz just after the Battle of Talavera, & tried unsuccessfully to bring the Spanish government into effective co-operation with his brother, The Duke of Wellington,, who, through the failure of his allies, had been forced to retreat into Portugal. Important source material on this mission. Contemp. half leather, marbled paper covd. boards, somewhat rubbed & worn, generally VG, with armorial bookplate & ink signature of the Earl of Arran. See illustration on our website.   £250




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