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Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. An example of his bookplate.

The handsome armorial bookplate is still attached to the detached leather front board of a small octavo book and pasted to the bold marbled endpaper [from a book which was published in 1765]. It probably dates from the early 19th century during the period when Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston was an independent minded politician who, after turning down several posts offered by Canning [including that of Governor General of India], became Foreign Secretary. He had succeeded to the Irish peerage after the death of his father in 1802. He was twice married but without a male heir so the peerage became extinct on his death in the 1860s.

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