Letters from an Officer in the Guards 1778

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Lot 9: Author: (Ayscough, George Edward). Title: Letters from an Officer in the Guards to his Friend in England: Containing some Accounts of France and Italy. Place Published: London. Publisher: T. Cadell. Date Published: 1778. Description: (iv) , 234, +(2) ad pp. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8 1/4x5 1/4") period tree calf, spine gilt, red morocco label. First Edition. George Edward Ayscough (died 1779) was an English dramatist and traveller. Ayscough was the son of Dr. Francis Ayscough, dean of Bristol, by a sister of the first Lord Lyttelton. For some time he held a commission in the Guards. Condition: Rubbed, small chip to rear cover; light foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $250-$350
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