Sign In | Register
The Right Honorable George Earl of Auckland, G. C. B.  portrait by  Earl of Auckland  George - First printing - 1850 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints and Biblio.com

The Right Honorable George Earl of Auckland, G. C. B. portrait

by Eden, George, Earl of Auckland

Condition: See description


London: Dickinson & Bros 114 New Bond Street, 1850. First printing. Portrait of the namesake of the Auckland New Zealand. George Eden was born in Beckenham, Kent, the second son of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland. A lawyer by training, a politician representing Woodstock in 1810, first Lord of the Admiralty under Grey & Melbourne. He gave a commission to William Hobson to sail for the East Indies, which Hobson ultimately rewarded in the naming of his new town and future New Zealand capital city of Auckland in 1840. Mount Eden in Auckland, the town of Eden, New South Wales and Auckland County, New South Wales were also named after him. He was also the Governor-General of India, 1836-1842. Lord Auckland died on New Year's Day 1849, following what was described as a fit.[Wikipedia]. He was aged 64. Lord Auckland was unmarried and on his death the earldom became extinct, while he was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother, Robert. Perhaps this print was issued as a tribute to the recently deceased Earl. Lithograph, 12 1/2 x 21". Couple of closed small margin tears, one extending into the printer's line at the bottom.


  • Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 24302
  • Title: The Right Honorable George Earl of Auckland, G. C. B. portrait
  • Author: Eden, George, Earl of Auckland
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First printing
  • Publisher: Dickinson & Bros 114 New Bond Street
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1850
  • Bookseller catalogs: PRINTS; NEW ZEALAND; NEW SOUTH WALES;


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)




Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new...[more]

$650.00

$7.00 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




Collecting Food and Drink Books

Collecting food and drink books

Nothing quite whets the appetite for rare and collectible books like old and vintage cookbooks. Be sure to check out our cook books and food section of our rare book room.

The Beat Generation

Collecting The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation was born out of WWII, and it still continues to exert considerable influence on today's literary scene. Biblio sellers have a fantastic collection of Beat Generation books and ephemera for browsing.


Trustpilot