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Past and Present - Thomas Carlyle (1910)

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Ward, Lock & Co 1910. Hardback with no dust jacket in fair used condition - some light marking/ fading to boards and bumping to corner edges. Pages are a little tanned with light marking/ light foxing intermittently throughout. Also marking to edge of text block. There is an owners name in ink and another in pencil dated 1911 on front end paper. Also some notes in pencil on back end paper.

Past and Present is a book by Thomas Carlyle. It was published in April 1843 in England and the following month in the United States. It combines medieval history with criticism of 19th-century British society. Carlyle wrote it in seven weeks as a respite from the harassing labor of writing Cromwell. He was inspired by the recently published Chronicles of the Abbey of Saint Edmund's Bury, which had been written by Jocelin of Brakelond at the close of the 12th century. This account of a medieval monastery had taken Carlyle's fancy, and he drew upon it in order to contrast the monks' reverence for work and heroism with the sham leadership of his own day.

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Author(s):
Thomas Carlyle
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
11.5cm by 17.5cm by 2.8cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
429
Publisher:
Ward, Lock & Co
Title:
Past and Present

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Ward, Lock & Co 1910. Hardback with no dust jacket in fair used condition - some light marking/ fading to boards and bumping to corner edges. Pages are a little tanned with light marking/ light foxing intermittently throughout. Also marking to edge of text block. There is an owners name in ink and another in pencil dated 1911 on front end paper. Also some notes in pencil on back end paper.

Past and Present is a book by Thomas Carlyle. It was published in April 1843 in England and the following month in the United States. It combines medieval history with criticism of 19th-century British society. Carlyle wrote it in seven weeks as a respite from the harassing labor of writing Cromwell. He was inspired by the recently published Chronicles of the Abbey of Saint Edmund's Bury, which had been written by Jocelin of Brakelond at the close of the 12th century. This account of a medieval monastery had taken Carlyle's fancy, and he drew upon it in order to contrast the monks' reverence for work and heroism with the sham leadership of his own day.

Author(s):
Thomas Carlyle
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
11.5cm by 17.5cm by 2.8cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
429
Publisher:
Ward, Lock & Co
Title:
Past and Present

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