1860 The Miscellaneous Writings of Lord Macaulay
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Leather Binding, Original Binding
Complete in two volumes. Thomas Babington Macaulay was a Whig politician and British historian, being a prolific writer of essays, poems, and political and historical works. He served in numerous political roles, including Secretary at War and Paymaster-General. Macaulay may be best known for his five volume work 'The History of England from the Accession of James II', the publication of which earned him the respect as a historian. These volumes contains 'Fragments of a Roman Tale', 'Criticisms on the Principal Italian Writers', 'On the Athenian Orators', 'On Mitford's History of Greece', 'Mill on Government', 'Sadler's Refutation Refuted', and more, including some of his contributions to the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica'. With a frontispiece of a portrait of Macaulay to Volume I.
In the original full calf binding, Volume I being rebacked with the original spine and boards laid on. Externally, generally smart. Evidence of the previous wear to the joints to Volume I, with further light rubbing to the joints of Volume II. Minor marking to the boards, being a little heavier to Volume I. Crack to the head of the spine of Volume II. Light rubbing to the spines, being heavier to Volume I, resulting in some loss of the spine labels. Loss to the front endpaper and recto to the front endpaper of Volume I, with evidence of something being formerly adhered to the recto to the front endpaper. Front hinge of Volume II is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with foxing to the first and last few pages. Volume II is lacking the spine label.
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