Some materials towards memoirs of the reign of King George II. Printed from a copy of the original manuscript in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; and from the original manuscript at Ickworth
London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1931
Three volumes (23.5 cm), lx, 1003 pp. (consecutively paginated), illustrations. Uniform publisher’s blue cloth, top edges gilt. - The previous edition had been prepared by John Wilson Croker from a severely bowdlerized manuscript (London 1848). The discovery of the complete manuscript, among the papers of George III and George IV in the cellars of Apsley House, made possible a collation with the mutilated original at Ickworth, and Hervey’s “Memoirs” are here printed for the first time “without regard to considerations either of decency or dullness”. ¶ Copy 225 of 900 numbered sets. Backs lightly sunned; otherwise a fine, unmarked copy.