Lord Macaulay

The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

Published: Published by Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1881

Date: 1881

5 volume set, each volume 15 cms x 22 cms high, bound in fine burgundy calf leather, with gilt ruled borders on the boards, gilt titles within banded sections on the spine and a gilt tooled design along the top, fore-edge and bottom edges of the boards. | Vol I. pp I – xxxvi: Portrait of Macaulay, engraved by W Holl, from a Drawing by Geo. Richmond, ARA, [facing title page]; Contents of the First Volume; Memoir of Lord Macaulay. p1 – 685: History of England, Chapter I – Chapter V; Index to the First Volume. | Vol II. pp I – xiii: Contents of the Second Volume. pp 1 – 686: Chapter VI – X; Index to the Second Volume. | Vol III. pp I – xiii: Contents of the Third Volume. pp 1 – 744: Chapter XI – XVI; Index to the Third Volume. | Vol IV. pp I – xii: Contents of the Fourth Volume. pp 1 - History of England, Chapter XVII – XXII, Index to the Fourth Volume. | Vol V. pp I – viii: Preface to the Fifth Volume. pp 1 – 398: Contents of the Fifth Volume; History of England, Chapter XXIII – Chapter XXV; Index. | Generally, for all five volumes: the pages are in very good order, tight and clean; there is some wear to the leather board corners; spines a little faded; some wear to sides and ends of spines. Specific condition notes re binding: Vol I: leather worn (4.5 cms) at top RH edge from corner of front board; Vol II: leather worn (4 cms) at top RH edge from spine of back board; Vol III: front board - triangular scuff of leather across top LH corner (1 x 2 x 2 cms) and a horizontal scuff of leather (2 cms long) on fore-edge, 2 cms from top RH corner; back board - 3.5 cm scuff to leather along top edge, 2.5 cm scuff diagonally from spine edge, 1.5 cm scuff to leather from spine edge, 8 cms from bottom RH corner; Vol IV: a 4 cm scuff on fore-edge of board from top RH corner; wear to top edge of spine; Vol V: a small triangular chip (0.5 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm) out of the leather binding in bottom RH corner of front board; slight wear to spine, corners and board edges. | Provenance: Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, England (each volume bears a Sotheby's 'Attic Sale, 5-7 October 2010' label inside the front cover). In Vol I, there is a handwritten message addressed to “Victor Christian William Cavendish” [9th Duke of Devonshire], dated July 2nd, 1887, “with all good wishes”. The third name of the giver, forenames George Eden, is illegible. SHIPPING: due to the weight of this 5 volume set, our standard shipping charges do not apply. Please contact us for a quote. Bookseller Inventory # 124

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