His Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland. &c.
Sold by John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d. c.1760].
Laid on board. Some light staining and foxing.
Third son of George II. A life-long soldier, described by Horace Walpole as 'proud and unforgiving, fond of war for its own sake' [1721 - 1765]. His victory at Culloden in 1746 ended the Jacobite threat, but his severe treatment of the rebels earned him the nickname of 'Butcher Cumberland'.
CS: 4, "apparently an after state" of CS 3.
[Ref: 693] £160.00