Printed, but unpublished, pages of the suppressed preface and biographical note to the "Letters to and from Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk, and her second husband, the Hon. George Berkeley; from 1712 to 1767", edited by John Wilson Croker. Edit

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Component Unique Identifier
MS.42147
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1824. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The suppressed preface and biographical note would appear from the title page to have been intended to accompany volume 2 of the work. However, this would seem to have been as a result of an error in the setting-up of the title page, which ought to have shown

    "Vol. I". This suggestion is confirmed by the volume note printed to accompany each signature. This would also conform to the logical position of such matter in a publication, and indeed, the position of the related material in the published work.

    Although fully set-up and printed this version of the introductory matter, with the exception of the parts indicated in the arrangement listed below, was not used in the published edition. The manuscript note that accompanies the pages suggests that the suppression of this version was undertaken by Croker, the editor of the work.

    (1) Manuscript note, a later addition, explaining the contents of the pages;

    (2) introductory pages to volume "II", fully cut :

    half-title;

    title page;

    preface and biographical sketch;

    "Character of the Honourable Mrs. Howard, (afterwards Countess of Suffolk)", by Jonathan Swift. Included in volume 1 of the

    published work, pages xxxvii-xliv;

    "To a certain Lady at court", a poem by Alexander Pope. Included in volume 1 of the published work, page xlv;

    "Song", by the Earl of Perterborough. Included in volume 1 of the published work, pages xlvi-xlvii;

    (3) another set of (2), with partially cut pages;

    (4) another set of (2), with uncut pages;

    (5) another copy of the suppressed introductory matter to volume "II", with slight variation in the set-up.

  • Bibliography

    "Letters to and from Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk, and her second husband, the Hon. George Berkeley; from 1712 to 1767. With historical, biographical, and explanatory notes." 2 volumes. (London : John Murray, 1824.)

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    0431U

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