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Selected Works of Thomas Carlyle

By Thomas Carlyle.

1885-1889 - London - Chapman and Hall and Swan Sonnenschein.

9" by 6"; x, 538pp, vii, 260pp; vi, 286pp, vi, 216pp, 215pp; viii,307pp; vi, 239pp; 303pp; 143pp; xvii, 431pp; xiv, 221pp; [4], 226-393pp, xi, 442pp; x, 515pp; ix, 510pp; x, 536pp; x, 520pp; ix, 504pp; viii, 543pp; 686pp; 604pp; 683pp; xviii, 330pp

 
 

DETAILS

This is a mixed set of Thomas Carlyle's Works.

Eighteen volumes in fifteen books.

Uniformly bound in a full calf binding by Dray of Cambridge.

Comprising of all seventeen volumes of the 'Ashburton Edition' of Carlyle's works by Chapman and Hall (bound across fourteen books):

Volume I: The French Revolution, A History. The Bastille, The constitution, The Guillotine. (1885) With a frontispiece. Bound with volume II.
Volume II: The French Revolution A History. The Guillotine Books I-VII (1885) Bound with volume I.
Volume III: The French Revolution, Past and Present (Continued) and Sartor Resartus Lectures on Heroes, Hero Worship (1885)
Volume IV: The Life of Friedrich Schiller and The Life of John Stirling. Bound together with Volume V: Latter-Day Pamphlets, Norway and The Portraits of John Knox  (1885) Frontispiece to Schiller and Stirling and five plates throughout.
Volume VI-VII(a): Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches In Three Volumes. Bound here as two books. (1885) Frontispiece and four plates to vI, Frontispiece to vII.
Volume VII(b)-VIII: Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches In Three Volumes. Book two of these three volumes containing half of vol II and vol III. (1885-6) Frontispiece to vol III and one plate. 
Volume IX: History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great In Six Volumes. Volume I. (1886) Frontispiece and five plates.
Volume X: History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great In Six Volumes. Volume II. (1886) Frontispiece and three plates. 
Volume XI: History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great In Six Volumes. Volume III. (1886) Frontispiece and six plates, one vignette.
Volume XII: History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great In Six Volumes. Volume IV. (1886) Frontispiece, three plates and eight maps, some folding.
Volume XIII: History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great In Six Volumes. Volume V. (1886) Frontispiece, two plates and twelve maps, some folding, some woodcuts.
Volume XIV: History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great In Six Volumes. Volume VI  (1886) Frontispiece, two plates and three maps.
Volume XV: Critical and Miscellaneous Essays In Three Volumes. Volume I (1887).
Volume XVI: Critical and Miscellaneous Essays in Three Volumes. Volume II (1887)
Volume XVII: Critical and Miscellaneous Essays in Three Volumes. Volume III (1888) 

Scarce to have a complete set of this edition.

This set also contains a separate publication, Early Letters of Jane Welsh Carlyle together with a few of Later Years and Some of Thomas Carlyle, Edited by David G Ritchie. This is the first edition and only printing of this text which has eight illustrations.

Thomas Carlyle was considered to be one of the most important social commentators of his time. He presented many lectures with certain acclaim. His historical work The French Revolution was the inspiration for Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. This collection also includes his famed philosophical novel Sartor Resartus. 

CONDITION

In uniform full calf bindings with gilt stamped detailing to spines. Externally, rubbed, particularly to the spines and extremities. Heavier rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to the joints. Front hinge to volume VI (Cromwell) is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to Volume VII(b)-VIII (Cromwell) is slightly strained but firm rear hinge is tender with the joint starting but firm. Front hinge to volume XII is slightly strained but firm. Rear joint to volume XII is cracked from the head to halfway down the spine, resulting in the backstrip lifting. Rear hinge to this volume is weak and held by one cord only, might detach in postage. Front hinge to volume XI is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to volume IV (Schiller) is tender with cords showing. Bookmark ribbon present to book I. Rear hinge to volume XV has failed with the rear board almost detached from the lifted backstrip. Rear joint to this volume is weak, particularly at the top. The board to this volume is very likely to detach in postage. Front hinge to volume XV has also failed with the backstrip lifting from textblock. Front joint is starting but firm. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with spotting to the first and last few pages with the odd spots throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to bindings of volumes XV and XII.


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