Title: The Public and Domestic Life of His Late Most Gracious Majesty, George the Third
Author: Holt, Edward
Illustrator: William Beechey et al.
Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones
Year published: 1820
Place of Publication: London
Book Condition: Very Good
Notes: The Public and Domestic Life of His Late Most Gracious Majesty, George the Third; Comprising the Most Eventful and Important Period in the Annals of British History: Compiled from Authentic Sources, and Interspersed with Numerous Anecdotes. By Edward Holt, Esq. Embellisyhed with Portraits of Distinguished Characters (2 vols., London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820), pp. xiv, , 462; xiii, 668. Ex library, with usual stamps, stickers and sticker ghosts. Rebound in brown cloth binding, gilt lettering to pine (inc. library shelfmark). Complete with 20 + 18 b/w engravings, including the frontispiece portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte after paintings by William Beechey in vols. 1 and 2 respectively, and a stunning fold-out multifigural plate of the ‘Ceremony of the Challenge’ in vol. 1. The other plates comprise portraits of the most important figures from the time of George III’s reign. Sturdy, tight, bright and clean copy of this very rare book, slight foxing to opening and closing pages and pages opposite plates.