Used, very good condition, hard cover with dust jacket.
This book is an account of the life and times of a nineteenth century diplomat, Lord Stuart de Rothesay. He was an eccentric and - as the title he chose for himself shows - a romantic. He knew the great men of his age, the age of the Napoleonic Wars on the continent of Europe and Reform at home, and he seems always to have managed to be where the action was, whether he should have been or not. He earned a reputation as a womaniser, but the women of his own family, specially his two charming and accomplished daughters, were devoted to him. The house that he built, Highcliffe, which gave its name to part of Christchurch, then in Hampshire and now in Dorset, was a Gothic monument to his eccentricity and romanticism.
The book is in very good condition with just very light shelfwear and some very small crease to the top edge of the dust jacket. The binding is sound and the corners are sharp. All the pages are clean and unmarked and the book appears to be unread. It is signed by the author on the inner title page.