Book Description

First English edition. 3 volumes. John Murray. London. 1836. Octavo. Each volume with title page. xxxvi, 280pp; vi, 310pp; v, 318pp. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Gilt embellishment and lettering to spines in five compartments. Marbled endpapers. All edges green. Rubbed to spines and boards, corners bumped, shelf wear to edges. Text clean and crisp, with minor occasional spotting. Volumes 1 and 2 translated by Sarah Austin, with the translator’s preface by her; Volume 3 translated by Hannibal E. Lloyd. Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer (1781-1873) German historian and traveller. Professor of political science and history at the University of Berlin. A fortnight after his arrival in England, the Peel government was dissolved. A time of political reform. Surprisingly relevant now. Sarah Austin (1793–1867) born Sarah Taylor (of the literary Taylor family of Norwich). Editor, linguist and translator. Held in high esteem by John Stuart Mill, amongst others, and friend of Jeremy Bentham. Her daughter Lucie, Lady Duff-Gordon was similarly a writer and translator. Their lives were recorded in ‘Three Generations of English Women’ (1893), by Janet Ross. Hannibal Evans Lloyd (1771-1847) Philologist and translator. Foreign Office representative.
Author Von Raumer, Frederick
Date 1836
Binding Half calf
Publisher John Murray. London.
Pages xxxvi, 280; vi, 310; v, 318

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