An Authentic account of a Late Negotiation for the purpose of obtaining the Disfranchisement of Cranbourne Chace (sic).


George Pitt Rivers.


[London], 1791. Quarto. Three quarter leather over marbled boards, pp 87.

In the second half of the 18th century Cranbourne Chase was marked by that controversy which developed with acerbity between Lord Rivers and the group of landed gentry, who came to be known as the Proprietors, for the disfranchisement of the chase. Baron Rivers anonymously published the correspondence between the parties presumably because “the true state of that negotiation, and the intentions of the parties engaged, have not been perfectly understood”(p.1).

The boards are in good condition, a little bumped at the the corners, and the front board is completely detached. The name “Charlotte Georgina Bastard, November 15th, 1877”, is inscribed on the front ep paste-down. Apart from  minor foxing the text block is in Very Good Condition.