MEMOIRS OF THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE THE SECOND. Edited,…

MEMOIRS OF THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE THE SECOND. Edited, from the Original Mss. with a Preface and Notes by the Late Lord Holland.

London: Henry Colburn, 1847. Second edition, revised. Three volumes. Original cloth stamped in blind and gilt, cream endpapers. xlviii, 465; xii, 416; xii, 389 pp, index, six engraved plates inserted (two in each volume). Nicks and mild wear to spine tips; volume I has a shallow chip at foot of spine and partial cloth splits to front joint; slight sunning to spine and margins of covers; partial splits to inner hinges; plates lightly foxed in margins; text paper lightly toned; else a VG clean set, text leaves unopened at edges, no former owner names. Hazen, Bibliography of Horace Walpole, #32 . First published in 1822 in two volumes, this revised edition was first published in 1846. Walpole insured in his will that his Memoir of the reign of George II (and that of George III) would not be published until some years after his death. In Walpole's own words: "here are the foibles of an age, no very bad one; treacherous Ministers, mock Patriots, complaisant Parliaments, fallible Princes...I am glad I have an opportunity of saying no worse--yet if I had, I should have used it". Hazen thought that the memoirs of George II and III were Walpole's most important work. Note: Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage will be required; Octavo

Condition: Very Good

Book ID: 21020
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