Isaac Weld and the Countess of Moira's copy

Principes Generaux et Raisonnés de la Grammaire Françoise avec des Observations sur l'Orthographe, les Accents, la Ponctuation & la Prononciation; et un Abrege des Regles de la Versification Françoise.

Paris: Chez La Veuve Lottin, J. H. Buttard, Jean Desaint & Charles Saillant, 1762.

Neuvieme edition, revue & corrigée par l'Auteur. 1 vols. 8vo. Isaac Weld and the Countess of Moira's copy. Contemporary calf, red morocco label. Some rubbing, else very good with the bookplate of Isaac Weld and of Elizabeth Hastings, Countess of Moira, Baroness Hastings, Hungerford &c April 1808. Item #30817

Elizabeth Hastings, Countess of Moira, Baroness Hastings was the wife of Francis Rawdon Hastings, first Marquis of Hastings and second Earl of Moira, she was the sister of Francis, tenth Earl of Huntingdon and on his death in 1789 she succeeded to the barony of Hastings. Following the death of his mother in April 1808 he succeeded to the English baronies of Botreaux, Hungerford, De Moleyns, and Hastings. Isaac Weld(1774-1856) was a noted writer and traveller, the author of “Travels through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada during the years 1795,1796 and 1797” and “Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the surrounding Country.” He was the son of Isaac Weld (d. 1824) and the grandson of the Rev. Isaac Weld (d. 1778) , (named after his father's close friend Isaac Walton) was the editor of “Discourses on Various Subjects ” by John Leland.

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