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History of Europe From the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCCXV

To the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCXV

By Alison Archibald

1844 - London - Blackwood and Sons.

9" by 6";lxiv, 1087pp; ix, 1041pp; vii, 799pp; vii, 830pp, [2]; vii, 872pp; viii, 881pp; v, 943pp; viii, 1043pp; vii, 1045pp; vii, 1082pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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The complete 10 volumes of Alison's History of Europe.

From the library of the Titley Court Estate.

Titley Court was home to the Greenly family for over 500 years. The Greenly family have a long and fascinating history, perhaps most famous for the life and library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Greenly, who was noted as a collector and patron of literature and the arts.

The Greenly library consists mostly of her collection of contemporary Regency literature, however it was expanded after her death by various members of her extended family. Notable among these are Edward Greenly, a famous Victorian geologist, and William Bradford, a founding father who travelled to America on the Mayflower and who was closely associated with the Greenlys at Titley Court through marriage. The rich and diverse history of the Greenlys at Titley Court is reflected in the broad selection of works found in the library.

This multi-volume set is usually regarded as Alison's chief historical work as well as being considered the first scholarly English language study of the French Revolution. It was reprinted several times throughout the century, these volumes being a mixture of editions for each volume.

Volume I and II are the sixth edition, volumes III and IV are the fifth. Volume V and VI are the fourth edition. Volume VII is the third edition and volumes VIII, IX and X are second edition.

No collation available online, though appears complete. 

Sir Archibald Alison was a Scottish advocate and historian. Inspiration for his History of Europe struck whilst he was travelling through France in 1814. At the time it was incredibly popular and translated into several foreign language editions. He also later decided to expand this history by writing his History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852. 

CONDITION

In half calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, generally smart with some rubbing to spines, joints and extremities. Volumes VI and VII have some rubbing to boards. Volume VII is lacking the top right of the bottom spine label. Volume VIII is lacking the top spine label and is lacking the top right of the second spine label. Volume X has some loss to bottom left of the second spine label. Front joint to volume I is strained but firm. Front hinge to volume I is starting but firm. There is a crack to the front joint of volume V and the front hinge is slightlly strained but firm. Both hinges to volume VI are slightly strained but firm. Small crack to front joint of volume IX. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes, E H Greenly. Internally, volumes II-X are firmly bound. Volume I is generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are bright throughout with some spotting to first and last few pages of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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