- Category = Memoir
Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.
London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A very smart later full calf by Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt centre tooling to the panels. Gilt Cambridge panels to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. First edition, first issue, without the 'grotesque' border added at Vol. II p. 238. With 13 superb engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank. There is slight blotchiness to the spine but overall a very fine set of the life of England's most celebrated dancer and comedian , who became such a popular clown that his harlequin style was known as a 'Joey'.More details Price: £750.00
A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV.
London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1885. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. This work, complete in itself, constitutes part of Lord Greville's Memoirs. A Handsome set.More details Price: £400.00
The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt; With Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries.
London: Smith, Elder, 1850. 3 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. A very pleasing Edwardian half red morocco with gilt raised bands, simple gilt framed panels and gilt top edges. Engraved portraits as frontispieces to all three volumes. A good looking set of the autobiography of this great Victorian literary figure. From an Oxfordshire Country House.More details Price: £250.00
Memoirs of her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta. (Bound with) A Sacred Memorial of Her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales.
London: Thomas Kelly, 1821, 1818. Half morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands and gilt pallets framing the panels. Gilt top edge. The second edition of the Memoirs 'revised, augmented, and improved. Ornamented with interesting engravings'.More details Price: £200.00