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The History of England

From the Invasion of Julius Caesar

To The Revolution in 1688

By David Hume

1796-7 - London - T Cadell and W Davies Et Al.

9" by 6"; xviii, 484pp; [4], 511pp; [5], 464pp; [5], 464pp; [3], 536pp; [4], 588pp; 532pp, 338pp, Unpaginated Index. 



DETAILS

David Hume's famous historical work.

A 'New Edition' of the work with the author's final corrections and improvements complete in eight volumes.

With a short account of Hume's life to the first volume by himself.

Illustrated, with a frontispiece to volume I and 29 portrait engravings across all volumes. Collated, complete.

The History of England was originally written in instalments whilst Hume was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was originally published in six volumes.  

David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist. His History became a bestseller and standard work of history of England in its day. 

CONDITION

In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the spines and joints. Bumping to the extremities. Front hinge to volume V is strained but firm. Slight loss to the head of spine to volume V. Loss to both he head and tail of spin to volume VII and VIII. oss to the tail of spine to volume VI. Front hinge to volume VI is strained but firm. Front joint and hinge to volume VIII are tender. Rear hinge and joint to volume VIII are weak and held by one cord only, may detach with further handling. Prior owner's inscription to the title page, contents or first leaf of all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Some offsetting caused from occasional plates and the odd spots throughout. Overall: GOOD. 


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