[BINDINGS-EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED] GREVILLE, CHARLES. The Greville Memoirs. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV; Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1852; Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria, from 1852 to 1860.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874-1887; Extended and Illustrated by Loren Griswold Du Bois, Boston, 1888. 8 volumes extended to 20 adding approximately 2,000 additional plates and manuscripts. Full dark red levant morocco by Zaehnsdorf with ornate gilt cornerpieces to the covers, the spines lettered in gilt and with raised bands. 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (22 x 14 cm); extensively extra-illustrated with stipple, mezzotint, and half-tone engravings and views, some folding, and a quantity of manuscripts (such as an autograph letter from the Duke of York, an autograph letter by George Canning, etc.). The bindings faded and with nicks and scratches, remnant of an old description to pastedown, bookplate of James Strohn Copley.
A substantially extra-illustrated set of the memoirs of the great English diarist Charles Greville.
C Private Collection of Barbara and Ira Lipman
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