The somewhat lengthy subtitle of this book reads "the whole founded on recent facts, and containing among other things, an authentic and hitherto unpublished account of court-cabals and royal travels". Caroline of Brunswick was the wife of King George IV for just one year
(1820-21), and before her death in 1821 ensured that all her papers, letters, journals etc were burned.
There is little or no information available about Edward Barron - all one can say is that he was clearly very taken with Queen Caroline, and (from the postscript to his Preface) very distressed by her death, which clearly occurred shortly before publication. Since we know that all
documentation was destroyed, perhaps the book should be considered more in the light of an historical 'novel'.
Our book is externally in poor condition, its leather covers battered, rubbed, and badly worn at corners and angles - indeed, the covers are detached but held in place by 3 pieces of clear tape. The gilt borders to the covers are almost invisible, and the spine is so dried and cracked that the gilt decoration, title etc is also indistinguishable. Inside, however, the main textblock is still fairly firmly bound, with no loose pages, and all engraved illustrations present. There is foxing on endpapers and a few pages at front and back, and general loss of brightness, but the text is clear and clean.