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Lord Macaulay's History Of England Complete In 4 Leather Bound Books Dated 1864


£165 | $230 USD | €192 EUR
Item Number: SA775069
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Donnelly Antiques Ltd
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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, FRS FRSE PC (1800 1859) was a British historian, poet and Whig politician. He was an active opponent of slavery and a supporter of education and equality in India. He wrote extensively as an essayist, on contemporary and historical socio-political subjects, and as a reviewer. Macaulay's masterwork, The History of England (from the ascension of James II) was a seminal example of Whig historiography, and its literary style has remained an object of praise since its publication. This work covers the 17 year period from 1685 to 1702 and encompasses the reign of James II, the Glorious Revolution, the coregency of William III and Mary II, up to William III's death. This was originally published as a work in 5 volumes which achieved sales of some 130,000 in Great Britain alone within its first 25 years of availability. Volumes I & II were published in December 1848, volumes III & IV in November 1855 and Volume V was published posthumously in 1861. Macaulay is buried in Westminster Abbey.
This 4 volume set was published in 1864 By Longmans and uniformly bound by Waddie & Co of Edinburgh, in brown dyed half calf, (spines, returns and across the corners) with marbled boards, end papers and paper edges. The spines are arranged in 6 compartments by 5 gilt decorated raised bands with gilt decorated title labels.
The volumes measure some 18.9cms high, 12.6cms deep and whilst there is a little variance in the widths the total length of the run of the 4 volumes is some 9.5cms.
Condition. Internally the pages are somewhat age toned and have some light occasional foxing otherwise they are clean and tightly bound. The end papers to volume I are split along the inside front hinge but the stitching is fully intact. Externally there is general wear to the extremities and there are areas of rubbing overall. There is a 3.5cms split to the bottom of the outer bottom of the front hinge to volume 3.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.

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