Memoirs of William Hickey: Complete in 4 Volumes :: William Hickey soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney & Capetown: Hurst & Blackett, 1948, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Frontispiece to each volume.
From the cover: Volume I (1749-1775) 10th Edition: The first volume of these famous memoirs opens with a short sketch of Hickeys father, a well-known attorney, who was concerned in some famous cases. He was a friend of Edmund Burke, who frequently appears in the book, and a member of the celebrated literary circle known as The Literary Club, and was one of those whom Goldsmith dealt with in his memorable Retaliations. The young Hickey, the writer of these Memoirs, was a Westminster School boy, and describes life there, some of his schoolfellows after-wards becoming notable men. He was an eye-witness of the execution of Earl Ferrers, of the coronation of George III, and of the riots on the election of Wilkes ; and the fact that he was one of the gay young men of town makes his memoirs all the more interesting, for he describes the Mohawks, and other of Londons notorious adventurers, its clubs, gardens and resorts of all kinds where he was a frequent visitor, he himself bein…
Good in Poor Dust Wrappers. Unlaminated dust wrappers a little edgeworn and faded with heavier age-toning to the spine, a little loss. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block of all four volumes, with hinges weak in places throughout. A decent set.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X,X,VIII,XII] 347,406,403,512 pages. Index. 8½” x 5½”.
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