Title: The History Of England, From The Invasion Of...
Publisher: London: Printed For J.M.Richardson.
Publication Date: 1820
Book Condition: Good
1820 EDITION. Complete in 13 volumes (8 & 5). Volumes 3 and 6 have split inner hinges, front and back respectively. xxxii, 471, [9, notes]; viii, 500, ; viii, 445, ; viii, 448, ; vii, 492, ; viii, 547, ; viii, 514, ; vii, 559; 514; 574; 548; 511; 440 printed pages, including index. 56 portrait plates engraved on copper (some offsetting). All edges gilt. Sporadic foxing. 14 x 21.5 (43- width of complete set) cm. Uniformly bound in contemporary, full, straight-grained crimson morocco. Spines in six compartments with gilt raised bands- hand tooled in gilt with visored helmets, breast plates, pairs of spurs and crossed swords from the suit of armour of a Renaissance knight and monarch. Rubbed, corners slightly bumped, edges and spines slightly worn particularly at the foot of volume one and top of volume four. Front and back covers hand-tooled in gilt with late Medieval knight on foot with plumed helmet, shield, short sword and body armour, standing ready for combat. Hume wrote the volumes which were to become volume V and VI first: these were published in 1754 and 1757. The 1754 volume, entitled The History of Great Britain (as was its successor), was published in Edinburgh and the remainder stock taken over by Millar in London in 1756. Millar then published the second volume in 1757. The volumes which were to become III and IV were published by Millar in 1759 as The History of England under the House of Tudor; and the history was completed with volumes I and II (covering the invasion of Julius Caesar up to the accession of Henry VII) in 1762. A very attractive, complete, illustrated set of finely, contemporary bound volumes, published in the year of George iii's death and George iv's succession. More photographs available. Extra shipping will be requested. Bookseller Inventory # 4495