1908 Critical and Historical Essays
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Finely bound, in uniform full morocco bindings. Binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper, Spottiswoode and Co. Prize inscription to the recto of front blank to volume I, dated 1903 and addressed to F W Ward. A very bright copy of this work, complete in two volumes. The Trevelyan Edition of these essays that were contributed to the Edinburgh review. Macaulay's political writings are famous for their ringing prose and for their confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history, according to which the country threw off superstition, autocracy and confusion to create a balanced constitution and a forward-looking culture combined with freedom of belief and expression. This model of human progress has been called the Whig interpretation of history.
In uniform full morocco bindings. Externally, in excellent condition, with minor shelf wear to the raised bands. Prize inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Light spotting to the endpapers. Otherwise, pages are clean.
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