The Bachelor Duke: William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire 1790-1858.
"Spanning the raffish Regency and the more sober Victorian eras," the Duke of Devonshire was incredibly rich, hobnobbed with important people, cultured, a notoriously tasteful collector, and yet he was known for his lack of snobbery. His best friend was his gardener John Paxton, who became admired for his gardens and the Crystal Palace. The Duke transformed Chatsworth into a spectacular palace. And he remained, as the title states, a bachelor. Book and jacket very good. Previous owner's bookplate. John Murray (Publishers) Ltd., London. 1991. Hb, Dj. USED. $6.00