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Carlyle's Works

In Ten Volumes

By Thomas Carlyle

1869-c1920 - New York - Lovell, Coryell and Company

7.5" by 5"; 487pp, 470pp; (iv) 466pp, (iv)  465pp; (viii) 467pp, (vii) 510pp; (vii) 491pp, (viii) 515pp; (vii) 547pp, (vi) 537pp; (vi) 533pp, (v) 455pp; (ix) 508pp, (vii) 493pp; (viii) 494pp, (iv) 450pp; (v) 461pp, (iv) 455pp; (vii) 420pp, 461pp.

 

 
 


 

DETAILS

A ten volume set of various works of Thomas Carlyle, rebound in attractive leather bindings.

Published in New York by Lovell, Coryell and Company, these scarce US editions are testament to the popularity of the author during his own era and since, with many of the works still considered definitive in their genres and subjects. Including novels seen as among the finest of the Nineteenth Century, such as Sartor Restartus, and his authoritative history of the French Revolution, the collection is one of diversity and breadth.

Including a seven volume (bound into a set of four) of his controversial biography of Frederick The Great, in which Carlyle makes the case for the proto-fascist ideal of the 'Heroic Leader' forging the state and bringing order to chaos, as well as his novel Sartor Resartus, in which the author parodies Hegelian philosophy and German Idealism, the works here offer an accurate summary of Carlyle's controversial, bellicose viewpoints as well as his unique talent as a philosopher and author.

Considered to be one of the leading thinkers and writers of the Victorian era, Carlyle's works in history, philosophy, mathematics and teaching are now considered hugely influential in their fields. Despite this, his politcal leanings have earned him something of a negative reputation, with works such Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question,  in which he argues the case of the acceptability of using black slaves and indentured servants, having a particularly negative impact on his legacy.

Included here are the following works:

Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (volumes I-IV) bound in two volumes

Frederick The Great (volumes I-VII) in four volumes

Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches (volumes I-III) in two volumes, with The Life of Friedrich Schiller

 Sartor Resartus, The Life of John Sterling and Latter-Day Pamphlets as one volume

The French Revolution (books I-VII)


 

CONDITION

Rebound in decorative half-calf bindings with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally smart, there is some minor wear to the extremitiies, joints, boards and backstrip. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout, aside from some tide marking to Sartor Resartus and various handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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