1789 The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688
What Our Customers Say...
Illustrated, Leather Binding
A 'new edition' of philosopher and historian David Hume's study of the history of England, covering the period from 'the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688'.
Illustrated with twenty-eight plates in total: four plates to volume I, six plates to volume II, nine to volume III, two to volume IV, one to volume V, two to volume VI, one to volume VII, and three to volume VIII. Collated, complete.
ESTC Citation No. T82473
With the bookplate of lawyer and book collector David Stather to the front pastedown of each volume.
An impressive eighteenth century historical work, written while Hume was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. Many considered it the standard history of England in its day
In full calf bindings. Minor losses of leather to back strip heads, with discolouration to heads and tails of back strips of volumes V-VIII. Boards bright. Volume I joints starting, with front board a touch tender. Front joint of volume II, and head of rear joint starting, but firmly held. Volume III, IV, VI, VII joints starting, and firmly held. Head of volume V front joint starting, but firmly held. Volume VIII joints starting, with rear board firm, and front joint tender. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally clean and bright, with only the odd spot, most concentrated to plates and pages surrounding them.
Delivery & payment
We send all of our books via courier which is a fully tracked and insured service. In our experience we find this to be the most reliable and quickest form of delivery. Our primary courier is DHL, but we are able to accommodate special requests if required, including postal delivery for items under 2kg. See More Details