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    The Rare First Issue of Greville's Memoirs, with the Suppressed Passages About George IV - With a Clipped Signature of Greville

    Charles C. F. Greville. The Greville Memoirs. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV [and] A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria. Edited by Henry Reeve. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1874-1887. First edition of this excellent history of these monarchs. First issue with suppressed passages about George IV. Complete in eight octavo volumes. Volume I with a small clipped signature of Greville affixed to front pastedown. Finely bound in contemporary full red morocco over red marbled boards, spines elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartment, five raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endleaves. Small royal coat of arms affixed to page [1] of volume I. Spines just a bit dull, some rubbing to bindings, old book description affixed to the blank leaf opposite the title-page of volume I, bookplates of Frances and Jourdan Hoyt on the front pastedowns. Still, a fine set. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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    Sir Charles Greville was "particularly well-informed on the most secret transactions of contemporary politics, he spared no pains in completing his information, recorded it with great freshness and perfect impartiality. These characteristics, coupled with the brilliant portraits which he draws of his contemporaries, make his diaries the most important work of their kind of his generation." [DNB].

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