By Thomas Carlyle
London   Chapman and Hall
8.5" by 5.5" vii, 387pp
A smartly bound copy of Thomas Carlyle's written commentary, responding to the economic crisis of the 1840s.
By Thomas Carlyle

c1870 Past and Present

London   Chapman and Hall
8.5" by 5.5" vii, 387pp
A smartly bound copy of Thomas Carlyle's written commentary, responding to the economic crisis of the 1840s.
£120.00
: 1kgs / : 682L13

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Leather Binding

A reprint of the 1843 first printing, with this date in square brackets to the title page. This work was printed as a part of Chapman and Hall's library edition of Carlyle's works. Undated, dated from Copac, this series was issued in 1870. With the half-title 'Thomas Carlyle's Selected Works'. A bright copy of this work. 'Past and Present' focuses on the loss of jobs and therefore increase in slums and starving poor people. Carlyle aimed to stimulate social reform with this work. It originally took Carlyle seven weeks to write.

Condition

In a full tree calf binding. Externally, very smart. Spine has suffered patches of rubbing as have the joints. The odd light marks to boards. Small loss to the head of spine. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, 'Ex Bibliothecca Jacob? Griffith Dearden Anno 1881' Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean.

Very Good

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