The Moor - Lord Porchester 1825 - Charles Knight, London - First Edition Although presented as ‘A Poem’, this finely bound first edition of Lord Porchester’s work should have been titled ‘Travels in Spain, with a history of the Moors, and a Poem’, as it is in fact a detailed account of the history of the Mores of Spain, the Spanish Revolution, a narrative of Lord Porchester’s residence and adventures in the Peninsula, and a poem.

The styled Lord Porchester was Henry John George Herbert, third Earl of Carnarvon (1800-49), writer, traveller, politician and cricketer.
  Provenance: From the library of Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster (1825-99), of Eaton Hall, Cheshire, styled Viscount Belgrave, Earl Grosvenor, and known as The Marquess of Westminster. With his bookplate.

pp. [2] xciv 35 [5].

Included is a facsimile of an 1827 review of Lord Prochester’s book in
The New Monthly Magazine.
  Finely bound in contemporary full calf, intricately tooled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, purple endpapers.   Condition: Near fine in very good binding, corners and edges with some wear, a few spots to endpapers, and evidence of replaced bookplate.   Ref: 108289   Price: HK$ 1,100