Offered here is the first or second edition set of The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV by Charles C. F. Greville in Three Volumes (I-III). Edited by Henry Reeve. London, by Longman, Greens and Company. These medium-sized faded olive leather and heavily burgundy marbled first edition volumes are lovely on the shelf. Gilt lettering, raised spine ridges, and good quality bindings. Books are over 1,000 pages combined (424, 384, and 432 pages respectively). This set comprises the complete first seriesCondition is good with ex libris stamp each belonging to well known Jesuit, John Scully who was President of Fordham University in New York.
Minor scuffing and fading to outer covers as shown (especially at corners). No other major flaw or defect. Pages bright and clean with minimal foxing. A few minor penciled numbers etc.. Overall excellent. Additional photos available upon request.
Covered in these volumes:
Fall of Lord Melbourne's - Government History and Causes of this Event - An Intrigue - Effect of the Coup at Holland House - The Change of Government - The two Camps - The King's Address to the New Ministers - The Duke's Account of the Transaction - And Lord Lyndhurst's - Difficult Position of the Tories - Their Policy - The Duke in all the Offices - Negotiation with Mr. Barnes - Power of the 'Times' - Another Address of the King - Brougham offers to be Lord Chief Baron - Mr. Barnes dines with Lord Lyndhurst - Whig View of the Recent Change - Liberal Views of the Tory Ministers - The King resolved to support them - Another Account of the Interview between the King and Lord Melbourne - Lord Stanley's Position - Sydney Smith's Preaching at St. Paul's - Lord Duncauuon and Lord Melbourne - Relations of the four Seceders to Peel - Young Disraeli - Lord Melbourne's Speeches at Derby - Lord John Russell's Speech at Totness - The Duke of Wellington's Inconsistencies and Conduct; Sir R. Peel arrives - The First Council - The King's Address - Lord Stanley and Sir J. Graham decline to join the Government - Lord Wharucliffe and Sir E. Knatchbull join - The Ministers sworn in - Peel's Address to his Constituents - Dinner at the Mansion House - Offer to Lord Roden - Prospects of the Election - Stanley's Want of Influence - Pozzo di Borgo's Views - Russia and England - Nomination of Lord Londonderry to St. Petersburg - Parliament dissolved - State of the Constituencies - A Governor-General for India - Sebastiani and St. Aulaire - Anecdote of Princess Metternich - The City Elections - Lord Lyndhurst's View of the Government - Violence of the Opposition - Close Contest at Rochester - Sidney Herbert - Sir John Hobhouss's Views - Anecdotes - County Elections - The Queen supposed to be with Child - Church Reform - Dinner of Ministers - Story of La Ronciere - The Kings Crotchets; The Speakership - Temporary Houses of Parliament - Church Reform - Dissenters' Marriage Bill - Peel's False Position - Burke Palmerston's Talents as a Man of Business and Unpopularity - Sympathy of Continental Courts with the Tories - Abercromby elected Speaker - Defeat of the Government - Tactics of the Opposition - The Speaker does not dine with Peel - Meeting of Stanley's Friends - Debate on the Address - Lord John Russell leads the Opposition - The Stanley Party - Second Defeat of the Government - Peel's Ability - The Lichfield House Meeting - Debate on Lord Londonderry's Appointment - His
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