[Patent of Peerage to Edmund Dunch, Baron Burnell of East Wittenham]To the Right Hon.ble George Earl of Leicester; President of the Society of Antiquaries. &c [...]
Engraving, sheet 260 x 285mm (10¼ x 11¼"). Trimmed inside platemark and glued to album sheet with hand-drawn border. Rare.
Engraving of the Patent of Peerage to Edmund Dunch, Baron Burnell of East Wittenham. Dunch was a kinsman of and enobled by Oliver Cromwell. From Mark Noble's 'Memoirs of the Protectoral House of Cromwell' (2 volumes, 1784). Dedicated to George Townshend, second Marquess Townshend and earl of Leicester (1753-1811), antiquary and politician. In 1784 Leicester was elected President of the Society of Antiquaries, defeating Edward King in the first contested election in the history of the society.
Moule DCLXXII; For Townshend see refs. 36325 and 27041.
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