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The History of England

£70.00

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Full title - The History of England, from the Revolution to the Death of George the Second: Designed as a Continuation of Mr. Hume’s History. A New edition with the author’s last corrections and improvements. In four volumes.

David Hume was the most distinguished English Historian of his time. His history started in Roman times and conclude at the Revolution of 1660. Tobias Smollett, a Scottish physician and writer, produced in 1757 a further four volumes briinging the story up to death of George II and with the avowed intention of supplementing the work of Hume – indeed the two sets of books are sometimes produced as a uniform series. Smollett in 1765 produced a further, fifth, volume entitled Continuation (not in our offering). These works were the authoritative account until the work of Thomas Macaulay became the accepted mainline history.

T Cadell et al printed these four volumes and published them in 1830. Bound in full leather with gilt decorated line around the front and rear boards, gilt decoration to spine, five raised bands to spine and volume labels in two of the four spine windows (Vols III and IV labels missing). Mild wear to top and bottom of spines and to margins of boards. Binding good; Marbled end papers and to the block edges. Book plate of Sir Sharles Gillies Payne Bart (1793–1870) on the reverse of the front boards. Engraving of Smollett in Volume I. Pages 582:554:521 and 536 including index and a “Brief Statement of the Armies and Fleets of Great Britain about the middle of the year1760” in the final volume.. A little dog-earing of the lower corners of the last three or four pages of Vol II. Foxing of end pages. No marks. Binding firm.

A handsome quartet.

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Author(s):
Smollett Tobias
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 15 cm approx
Edition:
1830
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cadell et al
Title:
The History of England

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Full title - The History of England, from the Revolution to the Death of George the Second: Designed as a Continuation of Mr. Hume’s History. A New edition with the author’s last corrections and improvements. In four volumes.

David Hume was the most distinguished English Historian of his time. His history started in Roman times and conclude at the Revolution of 1660. Tobias Smollett, a Scottish physician and writer, produced in 1757 a further four volumes briinging the story up to death of George II and with the avowed intention of supplementing the work of Hume – indeed the two sets of books are sometimes produced as a uniform series. Smollett in 1765 produced a further, fifth, volume entitled Continuation (not in our offering). These works were the authoritative account until the work of Thomas Macaulay became the accepted mainline history.

T Cadell et al printed these four volumes and published them in 1830. Bound in full leather with gilt decorated line around the front and rear boards, gilt decoration to spine, five raised bands to spine and volume labels in two of the four spine windows (Vols III and IV labels missing). Mild wear to top and bottom of spines and to margins of boards. Binding good; Marbled end papers and to the block edges. Book plate of Sir Sharles Gillies Payne Bart (1793–1870) on the reverse of the front boards. Engraving of Smollett in Volume I. Pages 582:554:521 and 536 including index and a “Brief Statement of the Armies and Fleets of Great Britain about the middle of the year1760” in the final volume.. A little dog-earing of the lower corners of the last three or four pages of Vol II. Foxing of end pages. No marks. Binding firm.

A handsome quartet.

Author(s):
Smollett Tobias
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 15 cm approx
Edition:
1830
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cadell et al
Title:
The History of England

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