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1808 The Speeches of William Pitt in the House of Commons (3 Vols) UK Politics

1808 The Speeches of William Pitt in the House of Commons (3 Vols) UK Politics

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The Speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt in the Hose of Commons

Printed for Longman, Hurst et al, London 1808. Second Edition. Complete in Three Volumes. Full leather bindings, 8vo, pp 450, 458, 441. With Armorial bookplates to each volume belonging to Sir John Francis Davis (Governor of Hong Kong, 1844-48).

Complete in three volumes and clean throughout. Two of the volumes have been rebacked at some point in the past. All bindings are good with signs of age. Inner hinges to volumes I and III have been reinforced. All text blocks good throughout and free from foxing, stains etc. Overall good.

William Pitt the Younger
(28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British statesman, the youngest and last prime minister of Great Britain (before the Acts of Union 1800) and then first prime minister of the United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Ireland) as of January 1801. He left office in March 1801, but served as prime minister again from 1804 until his death in 1806. He was also Chancellor of the Exchequer for all of his time as prime minister. He is known as "Pitt the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who had previously served as prime minister and is referred to as "William Pitt the Elder" (or "Chatham" by historians).

Sir John Francis Davis, 1st Baronet KCB (16 July 1795 – 13 November 1890) was a British diplomat and sinologist who served as second Governor of Hong Kong from 1844 to 1848. Davis was the first President of Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong.
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