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The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV; A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852; A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1852 to 1860.
Longmans, Green and Co., 1874. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. 1874-1887 Complete in 8 volumes. Bound in half calf. One of the volumes has been rebacked with the spine laid down. Root and Son binders stamp to the front free endpaper. R. H. Macaulay armorial bookplate to the front pastedowsn withthe motto "Dulce Periculum". The first three volumes are the second edition. The rest are first editions. Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865) was a political and social diarist. Henry Reeve (1813-1895) was a translator and magazine editor. "In 1865, when seriously ill, Charles Greville had expressed his wish to leave his monumental ninety-volume journal in Reeve's hands, and to Reeve's discretion. After the death of Henry Greville in 1872, Reeve determined to publish significant portions of the Greville Memoirs. The first part appeared in 1874, 8000 copies selling within six months despite, or because of, disparaging reviews and a hostile motion on the subject in the House of Commons. Its publication was said, furthermore, to have offended the queen, who sensed in it insults to her family and to the monarchy." - ODNB Condition: Good only. Several of the joints are starting. One of the boards is attached by the cords only. Rubbed. Slight bumping to the corners. Loss to the spine labels. The rebacked volume has the boards reattached the wrong way around resulting in the bookplate being on the rear board upside down. First and last few pages of each volume foxed.
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