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The History of England

By David Hume; Tobias Smollett; T. S. Hughes

1834 - 1836

A. J. Valpy : London

7" by 4.5"

xvi, 376pp; 4pp, viii, 396pp; 4pp, viii, 355pp; 4pp, viii, 355pp; viii, 408pp; viii, 352pp; viii, 376pp; viii, 383pp; xxiv, 400pp; 4pp, xii, 391pp; 4pp, xii, 375pp; xii, 396pp; 2pp, xii, 340pp; 8pp, cxii, 221pp, [2pp]; xii, 340pp; 4pp, xii, 288pp; xi, 323

 

 

 

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A twenty volume set documenting the history of England, from B.C. 55 to A.D. 1813

Incomplete in twenty volumes out of twenty-one. Lacking Volume XX, which documents to years 1814 to 1824. ‘The History of England’ by David Hume From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 Volume I, B.C. 55 to A.D. 1189, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, biographical sketch of David Hume, and six plates. Volume II, A.D. 1189 to A.D. 1377, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and six plates. Volume III, A.D. 1377 to A.D. 1515, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and nine plates. Volume IV, A.D. 1515 to A.D. 1558, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and two plates. Volume V, A.D. 1558 to A.D. 1603, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and one plate. Volume VI, A.D. 1603 to A.D. 1641, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and two plates. Volume VII, A.D. 1641 to A.D. 1660, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and one plate. Volume VIII, A.D. 1660 to A.D. 1689, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and two plates. ‘The History of England’ by Tobias Smollett From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George the Second in 1760 Volume IX, A.D, 1689 to A.D. 1703, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, a biographical sketch of Doctor Smollett, and four plates. Volume X, A.D. 1703 to A.D. 1732, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and two plates Volume XI, A.D. 1732 to A.D. 1755, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. Volume XII, A.D, 1755 to A.D. 1758, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. Volume XIII, A.D. 1758 to A.D. 1760, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. ‘The History of England’ by Reverend T. S. Hughes From the Death of George the Second in 1750 Volume XIV, A.D. 1760 to A.D. 1766, with an eight page advert of 'Works on Pope' to the front, frontispiece, illustrated title page, a preliminary essay, and one plate. Volume XV, A.D. 1767 to A.D. 1777, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. Volume XVI, A.D. 1778 to A.D. 1785, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. Volume XVII, A.D. 1786 to A.D. 1794, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. Volume XVIII, A.D. 1795 to A.D. 1806, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. Volume XIX, A.D. 1807 to A.D. 1813, with a frontispiece, and an illustrated title page. Volume XXI, A.D. 1825 to A.D. 1835, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and one plate. David Hume was a Scottish historian, best known today for his philosophical work. He was ahead of his time in disbelieving the teleological argument for God's existence. He original published his 'The History of England' in six volumes from 1754 to 1763. He was one of the first historians to write more broadly, not just focusing on politics and royalty, but looking at literature and science as well. This work was a bestseller and make Hume very wealthy. Hume was then followed by Tobias Smollett, an author, who viewed his own 'The History of England' as his greatest work. Smollett focused his research on the eighteenth century. Smollett was best known as an author, who's works, including 'The Adventures of Roderick Random', 'The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle', and 'The Expedition of Humphry Clinker', inspired the likes of Charles Dickens. Thomas Smart Hughes finished 'The History of England', expanding Hume and Smollet's works to include the nineteenth century. He was a cleric and historian, whose continuation of Hume and Smollet's 'History' was undertaken at the request of A. J. Valpy, the publisher. His 'History' continuation was originally published in monthly issues, before being published into book form alongside the rest of the works. All volumes present have been collated and are complete.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spines. Light shelfwear to the boards. Bumping to the head of the spine to Volume IX has resulted in loss. Light mark to rear board of Volumes I, IX, and XV. Light marking to the rear board of Volume XI. Very light marking to the rear board of Volume IV. Light marking to the boards of Volume XII. Slight sunning to the front board causing discolouration to Volume XIII. Minor fading to the extremities of Volumes V, VI, X, XIV, XV, and XVI. Fading to the spines of all volumes encroaching on the rear joint of Volumes III and VIII. Front hinges of Volumes X, XV, XVI, XIX, and XXI are starting but firm. Front hinge is Volume I is weak. Rear hinges of Volumes IV and XI are starting but firm. Bookseller’s label to the front pastedown of Volumes IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XIV, and XXI, ‘G. Mann, Bookseller & Stationer, 39 Cornhill’, which has offset lightly to the recto to the front endpaper. Small chip to the fore edge of the front endpaper of Volume XIV. Volumes III, VI, VIII, XII, XV, and XVII are firmly bound, whereas Volumes I, II, IV, V, VII, IX, X, XI, XIII, XIV, XVI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI are generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with the occasional spots and handling marks. Frontispiece and tissue guard to Volume XII are detached but present. Tissue guard for the frontispiece of Volume XV is detached but present. Some pages uncut to Volume XIII, and all pages are uncut to Volumes XVI, XVII, and XVIII.

Overall Condition: Good

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