The History of England from the accession of James the Second. 5 volumes

MACAULAY, Thomas Babington


Publisher: Longman Green, Longman and Roberts
Place Published: London
Condition: Very Good
Date Published: 1861

8vo. Altogether over 3,500 pp. Contemporary half leather with gilt spine titles, marbled edges and endpapers. Some rubbing to binding, slight foxing to first and last few leaves, else very good. With the ownership inscriptions on first blank leaves of all 5 volumes of ‘Ada Australia Hosking, Carrrara House, Jan 14th 65’. Ada Australia Pracey Hosking (1849 – 1925) was one of three daughters of John Hosking and Martha, nee Terry. Her father was a merchant and the second Mayor of Sydney. Carrara House is situated at 52 Vaucluse Rd, Vaucluse and was built in 1856 to a design by John F. Hilly. The house became the Strickland Convalescent Home for Women in 1915 and is now government-owned heritage-listed property. Ada Hosking’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Terry, the ‘Botany Bay Rothschild’. An unusual middle name. Her father through the collapse of his merchant company Hosking & Hosking had been responsible for the demise of the Bank of Australia in 1843.

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ID: 80366 Categories: , Keywords: 19 century Colonial provenance