c1860 The History of England
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
First appearing between 1754 and 1761, this History of England was David Hume's magnum opus, held as the standard history of England in its day and running over one hundred editions.
Hume's contribution began with Caesar's invasion and finished with the Revolution of 1688; Smollett's continued from the reign of William and Mary until the death of George II, and E. Farr and E. H. Nolan covered the accession of George III until the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Queen Victoria.
David Hume (1711-1776) was a philosopher and writer of the Scottish Enlightenment. Continued by Tobias Smollett (1721-1771), a writer and historian known for his picaresque works; he published a supplement volume to the original work between 1760 and 1765.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with plates engraved on steel, as well as an illustrated frontispiece and half-title page to each volume.
Volume I is illustrated with fifty-two plates.
Volume II is illustrated with fourteen plates and twelve maps in colour.
Volume III is illustrated with twenty-five plates.
Volume IV is illustrated with twenty plates and three maps in colour.
Bound with seven extra plates.
Undated; dated from copies on Jisc.
A splendid example of this important history of England.
In a half crushed morocco binding. Externally very smart, with just some slight rubbing to the edges. Ownership bookplate in crushed morocco to the front pastedown of volume I. Internally, firmly bound, bar a touch of straining to the front hinge of the first volume. Pages are bright and clean, bar the occasional spot.
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