1839 British History, Chronologically Arranged: Comprehending a Classified Analysis of Events and Occurrences in Church and State.
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Original Binding
Two volumes bound in half calf with cloth covered boards, with continuous pagination across both volumes.
The first edition of this extensive chronological history of Britain, detailing the constitutional, political, commercial, intellectual and social progress of the country from the first invasion by the Romans to the accession of Queen Victoria.
This is the work of John Wade, an industrious author, writer and journalist who at various periods contributed to periodicals and served as a writer for 'The Spectator'. This and other works from Wade were published by Effingham Wilson, a nineteenth century radical publisher and bookseller, and strong advocate for freedom of the press. Along with Wade's work, Wilson published material which other publishers found too politically dangerous, including works by Jeremy Bentham and William Godwin.
In the original half calf with cloth covered boards. Bumping to extremities. Losses to the leather at rear of volume II. Rubbing and shelf wear to spine heads and tails. Some fading to leather portion. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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