Item #47415 HORAE NAUSEAE. Lawrence Peel.


London: Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars. 1841. 1st Edition. INSCRIBED by the author. 91 pp. Text printed recto only. 8vo. 9-3/8" x 6-1/8". Bound in faux vellum, title gilt stamped to front board. AEG. Pale yellow eps. Binding show wear & soiling. Erasure abrasion under half-title. About Very Good. Item #47415

"Sir Lawrence Peel was a judge in India, Chief Justice of Bengal. He served as Advocate-General of Bengal at Calcutta from 1840 to 1842, and in the latter year, on being promoted to the chief-justiceship of the supreme court at Calcutta, was knighted by patent on 18 May. During 1854 and 1855 he was also vice-president of the legislative council at Calcutta. He gave away in public charity the whole of his official income of £8,000 a year. He was consequently very popular throughout his career in India and on his retirement in November 1855 a statue of him was erected in Calcutta.

After his return to England he was sworn of the privy council, and was made a paid member of the judicial committee on 4 April 1856. He was elected a bencher of the Middle Temple on 8 May 1856, and became treasurer of his inn on 3 Dec. 1866. From 1857 he was a director of the East India Company, and in the following year was created a D.C.L. of the University of Oxford. In January 1864 he became president of Guy's Hospital, London. He was for some years a correspondent of the ‘Times’ on legal and general topics." [Wiki].

Peel also authored, in 1860, a biography of Sir Robert Peel, this his only volume of poetry.

Price: $150.00

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