1835-6 The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688; The History of England continued from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George the Second in 1760; The History of England continued from the Death of George II to the Present Time
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Uncommon Paris edition of David Hume's important historical work covering the history of England, as well as that of Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and the continuation posthumous to the author's death by T. Smollett and the Rev T. S. Hughes. Thirteen volumes of fourteen, covering from 1216 to 1789, lacking vol. IV in the Hughes continuation up to the 1830s.
Published between 1835 and 1836, some new editions in uniform half calf bindings.
Originally published between 1754 and 1761 in six volumes, The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 was an immediate success and gained Hume the financial independence he had long sought, despite the political outrage it caused initially. It was considered by many to be the standard history of England in its day.
Hume's work went through over one hundred editions and then continued by author Tobias Smollett and later by the Rev. Thomas Smart Hughes.
No half titles.
In uniform half calf bindings over marbled boards, renewed endpapers, titles in gilt to spine on red and black morocco labels. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear, light rubbing to extremities of spine and sunning to back strip. Internally, firmly bound. Faint minor spotting scattered to first few leaves, otherwise pages generally bright and clean.
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