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History of Europe From the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX To the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV

By Archibald Alison

1840-1844

William Blackwood and Sons : Edinburgh

9" by 5.5"

lxiv, 1087pp; ix, 1041pp; vii, 799pp; vii, 830pp [2]; vii, 872pp; viii, 881pp; vii, 912pp; viii, 844pp; viii, 932pp; vii, 1040pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A complete ten volume set of Alison's 'History of Europe', uniformly bound in an attractive calf binding with marbled endpapers and textblock.

A comprehensive history of Europe during the turbulent times of the French Revolution, spanning the years 1789 - 1815. Sir Archibald Alison was a Scottish historian renowned for this works, his expansive 'History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution to the restoration of the Bourbons'. The text was conceived whilst Alison was travelling in France in 1814, and was published initially in ten volumes between 1833 and 1843. However, it was also regularly revised and reprinted many times subsequently, including in several different languages, demonstrating the huge commercial success of the text and its undeniable popularity. Moreover, this multi-volume set has also been regarded as the first scholarly English language study of the French Revolution, making it an important and essential work. 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. Volumes VII, VIII, IX and X are first editions. No collation is available online, but each volume appears complete. Bound by J. Carss & Co of Glasgow, with a binder's label to the front pastedown of all volumes.

CONDITION

In a uniform calf binding with green and red spine labels and gold embellishment to spines. Externally most volumes sound. Rubbed and bumped to extremities and head and tail of spines. Rubbed to extremities of boards and joints, resulting in sections of loss to leather, most volumes. Handling marks to boards. Very slight sections of loss to spine labels, volume IV. Front joint split to head, volume I. Very small split to head of rear joint, volume III. Volume I front hinge failed, text block detached to backstrip and front pastedown. Volume V and X, rear hinge failed, text block detached to backstrip and rear pastedown. Volume VIII split and strained, showing cords. Front hinge volume X, split and strained, showing cords. Loss of marbled endpaper to gutter, front free endpaper volume I. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and very clean. Pages age toned. The light handling mark to the odd page. Bookbinders label tipped to front pastedown, all volumes. Mark to gutter page 304 volume IX, offset to facing page

Overall Condition: Good

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