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BUTLER (James). The Life and Character of James Butler, Late Duke, Marquis and Earl of Ormond; Earl of Brecknock and Ossery, Viscount Thurlo, Baron of Lanthony and Moor-Park, Baron of Arcklow, &c. with a particular account of all his battles; and an impartial relation of the rise, Grandeur, Merit, and Personal Endowments of that illustrious family. Together with The Particulars of the Marriages, Descents, and Deaths of the said Family, ever since King Henry Il's Reign. The whole publish'd from authentick manuscripts.1729

[Dublin:] London: Printed, and Dublin Re-Printed by James Hoey, and George Faulkner, Small 8vo (163 x 99 mm), 26, [2]pp., margins cut close, two lines of imprint from title shaved, several letters from fore-edge of A4 shaved but without loss on sense, preserved in later brown cloth. A rare and anonymous account of the history and events leading up to the forced exile of James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, to France in the year 1715. The dedication to The Right Honourable Charles Butler, brother of the Duke, is signed T. B. Among the battles described in the work are the Duke's losses as commander of the siege of Cadiz in 1702, and also his great victory at Vigo in the same year which ended in the destruction of many Spanish and French ships and the capture of part of the treasure fleet from America.

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