DEVEREUX, Walter Bourchier, editor. ~ Lives and Letters of the Devereux, Earls of Essex, in the Reigns of Elizabeth, James I, and Charles I 1540-1646. London: John Murray, 1853.
2 vols, 8vo (210 × 130 mm), pp. xiv, , 503, ; viii, 509, , engraved frontispieces. Light foxing to preliminaries. Contemporary smooth green calf, gilt, red morocco labels, marbled edges. Spines slightly faded, minor abrasion to sides, but an attractive copy.
First edition. This copy with the inscription to the first volume: ‘Philip James Digby Wykeham from his sincere friend and schoolfellow Henry W. May on his leaving Eton. Election Saturday 1859.’