The history of the life and times of Cardinal Wolsey, Prime Minister to King Henry VIII ... : in which are interspersed the lives and memorable actions of the most eminent persons: and the whole illustrated with political and moral reflections : collected from antient records, manuscripts, and historians ..
Print Book, English, 1742
Printed by J. Purser, for the author, and sold by J. Stagg, in Westminster-Hall; J. Brindley, in Bond-street; R. Chandler and C. Ward, at Temple-Bar, York and Scarborough; L. Gilliver, and J. Whiston, in Fleet-street; J. Huggonson, on Ludgate-Hill; T. Astley, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; R. Willock, J. Wood, J. Clarke, and W. Meadows, in Cornhill; and J. Walthoe, at Richmond in Surry, London, 1742
4 volumes : illustrations (engravings), portraits ; 21 cm (8vo)
(from title page): I. Of his Birth, and the various Steps he took to attain Preferment, connected with Affairs, both Foreign and Domestick, from the Death of Edward IV. to the End of the Reign of Henry VII
II. Of his Conduct and Management while Prime Minister, (commencing with the Reign of Henry VIII.) and continued by way of Annals to his Disgrace and Death, including the general Transactions of Europe
III. Memoirs of the Emperor Charles V. Henry VIII. and Francis I. from the Demise of the Cardinal to their respective Deaths
IV. The secret History of the Cardinal, by George Cavendish, Esq; his Gentleman Usher, written in the Reign of Philip and Mary
Volume 1 published anonymously; prefaces of volumes 2-4 signed J. Grove
"Adorn'd with cuts, and a compleat index."
The imprints of the three other volumes all vary
Volumes 2-4 contain, in the form of foot-notes: The secret history of the cardinal, by George Cavendish. This is a reprint of the 1641 edition of his: Negotiations of Thomas Wolsey. Cf. Dictionary of national biography, volume IX, page 346
Pagination: Volume 1: , ix, , 402,  pages,  leaves of plates (1 folded); volume 2: , 387,  pages  leaves of plates (1 folded); volume 3: , iv, 431,  pages,  leaves of plates (3 folded); volume 4: , iv, 358, 50,  pages,  leaves of plates (2 folded)
Head- and tail-pieces; factota
Engravings by Nathaniel Parr