London and New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, [ca. 1870s]. Hardcover. Four volumes (complete), quarto size, 2762 pp., illustrated. Near Fine. Item #14032731
This edition is a handsome nineteenth century reprint of David Hume's (1711-1776) "The History of England", of which volume one was first published in 1754. For any lover of British history, this is the way to read it; through the eyes of the 18th century, when Britain ruled the world, replete with both full-page plates as well as black and white illustrations set within the text on many pages.___DESCRIPTION: Contemporary half blue morocco, brown pebbled cloth covered boards, title stamped in gilt with hand-tooled decorative rules, five raised bands, backstrip stamped in gilt and dark-blue, all edges gilt, white moire endpapers, 88 full-page plates including frontispieces and all with tissue guards, pictorial title-page and printed title-page; quarto size (11" by 8"), [1-3] 4-718; [i-ii] 1-678; [i-ii] 1-694; [i-ii] 1-672 pp.___CONDITION: A very good/near fine copy, with all plates intact/complete, internally bright with minimal foxing, corners straight, text block is square, except for some rubbing to the edges this is a near fine set.___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy set, and therefore additional postage will apply. We are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international customers, please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.