A Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy Esq; [bound with] Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnae Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, Undecimo. Thomas GUY.

A Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy Esq; [bound with] Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnae Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, Undecimo...

(1) London: John Osborn; (2) Printed by John Baskett, 1725. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. 55, (1); 45, (1) pp. Contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, gilt to the other compartments, marbled endpapers. Expert repair to the head, a very good copy. Thomas Guy (c.1645-1724) made his fortune by selling his South Sea shares before they crashed, and built Guy's Hospital in London with the profits, dying before it was completed. While the will makes provisions for his relations and many other good causes, the bulk of it went for the maintenance and expansion of the Hospital. One of five editions published in 1725, the year after his death. Item #27724

Price: £200.00

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