Henry Hallam (1777 - 1859) was a British historian, fellow of the Royal Society, trustee of the British Museum, supporter of the Whigs, a campaigner for the abolition of slavery and recipient of the Gold Medal for History founded by George IV. Volume one, chapter I - the history of France from its conquest by Clovis to the invasion of Naples by Charles VIII. Chapter II - on the Feudal system, especially in France. Chapter III - the history of Italy from the extinction of the Carlovingian emperors to the invasion of Naples by Charles VIII. Volume two, chapter IV - the history of Spain to the conquest of Grenada. Chapter V - history of Germany to the Diet of Worms in 1495. Chapter VI - history of the Greeks and Saracens. Chapter VII - history of ecclesiastical power during the Middle Ages. Chapter VIII - the constitutional history of England. Volume three, Chapter VIII - the English constitution. Chapter IX - on the state of society in Europe during the Middle Ages. Hallam considated the nine chapters being nine extended dissertions on European history during the fifth to the fifteenth centuries.
Beautifully crisp pages, crimson leather with gilt decoration, each spine six compartments and seven ridges, gilt decoration, book title, volume number, double gilt lines to boards with motifs to each corner, all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. minor scuffing and gilt rubbed in places, mark to endpapers in volume three, minor sunning to part of volumes one and three, bookplate of Harrow school to volume one pastedown, some minor foxing, Binding Mark of J C Wilbee of Harrow.
Author Henry Hallam
Date 1837, seventh edition.
Binding Full leather binding with gilt
Publisher John Murray
Condition Very good gilt design, crisp clean pages, clear font.
Pages xiii, 549, viii, 483, vii, 600 index 601 - 634