The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Accession of Henry VII. Volume II

Hume, David

Edité par Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1762
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First edition. Vol. II only: Bound in period full brown polished calf, spine with raised bands and two red morocco labels (front cover detatched but present, rear hinge starting but firm, extremities or boards rubbed particularly at corners; scattered foxing).Half title present. Errata leaf present at rear. Containing the reigns of Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, RIchard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III. viii, 446, [2] p. (last p. blank). Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. N° de réf. du libraire

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Titre : The History of England from the Invasion of ...
Éditeur : Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand
Date d'édition : 1762
Reliure : Full Leather
Etat du livre : Good
Edition : First Edition.

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HUME, David
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Description du livre Hardcover. État : Good. First editions of the first four volumes (Chuo 47, 1-4), with the final two volumes in second edition (not in Chuo). ‘Hume published his History in reverse chronological order, beginning with the Stuart monarchs (1754, 1757), moving to the House of Tudor (1759), and ending with the earlier periods (1762). The retrograde appearance of the volumes itself became a matter of discussion for several critics. Once finished, the volumes were republished as complete sets in the proper chronological order. Hume intended to continue his History past the period of the Restoration, but his plans were never fulfilled. He initially hesitated for fear that the “prejudices” against his former volumes had not yet subsided (Hume to Andrew Miller, January 14, 1765)’ (James Fieser, Early Responses to Hume’s History of England, Thoemmes Press 2003, xiv). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 6 volumes, 4to, viii, 424, [92 index]; viii, 446, [1]; viii, 402; iv, 403-739, [1]; viii, 464; [ii], v, 457 pp., uniform contemporary half calf with contrasting labels (numbered in chronological order rather than order of publication), rubbed and scuffed, spine ends and corners worn, first volume with lower compartment of backstrip missing, all volumes with 'Ex Libris Alexander G.A. Mitchell Gaston' inscribed on front free endpaper, uniform light browning and occasional spots, otherwise clean, altogether a good set, scarce in any condition. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-13352348174

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Description du livre Volumes 1 & 2, London: Millar, MDCCLXII, half title, 424p, (missing half title), 446p, errata (ESTC T82467); Volumes 3&4, London: Millar, MDCCXLIV (for MDCCLXIV) in volume 3, MDCCLXIV in vlume 4, half-tittle, 404p, half title, 318p (ESTC N8547); Volume 5, Edinburgh: Hmailton, Balfour, and Neill, MDCCLIV, 473p, advertisement (ESTC T82483 on unmarked paper); Volume 6, London: Millar, MDCCLVII, 459p, advertisement (ESTC T82481). Quarto. Contemporary bindings of calf with morocco labels and rules in gilt on the spines; raised bands. Joints are starting, edges and corners worn, spines are dry, chipped, stained. Presentation plate from the library of Zebulon Lewis White to the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas on front cover pastedowns. Small withdrawn stamp on the title pages with Rosenberg Library perforation. An interesting combination of editions for this set, internally clean and in good condition. N° de réf. du libraire 14068

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Description du livre Hardcover. État : Very Good. First editions of the first four volumes (Chuo 47, 1-4), with the final two volumes in second edition (not in Chuo). 'Hume published his History in reverse chronological order, beginning with the Stuart monarchs (1754, 1757), moving to the House of Tudor (1759), and ending with the earlier periods (1762). The retrograde appearance of the volumes itself became a matter of discussion for several critics. Once finished, the volumes were republished as complete sets in the proper chronological order. Hume intended to continue his History past the period of the Restoration, but his plans were never fulfilled. He initially hesitated for fear that the "prejudices" against his former volumes had not yet subsided (Hume to Andrew Miller, January 14, 1765)' (James Fieser, Early Responses to Hume’s History of England, Thoemmes Press 2003, xiv). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 6 volumes, 4to, with the half titles, viii, 424; viii, 446, [1]; viii, 402; iv, 403-739, [1]; viii, 464; [ii], v, 457 pp., uniform contemporary calf with contrasting labels (numbered in chronological order rather than order of publication), title labels renewed, some scrapes to covers and wear at spine ends, front joint of first volume cracked but holding, some other joints beginning to split at ends, armorial bookplates of John White, occasional light browning and spotting, altogether a very good set. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-16449652076

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