Antique (1871) hardcover book The History of Friedrich the Second (also known as Frederick the Great) written by noted Scottish historian and lecturer Thomas Carlyle. This is Volume IV of a six-volume series published by Harper & Brothers, New York, USA.
This hardcover book is complete at 510 pages | NO dust jacket (series was published without dust jackets).
About the author: Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician and educator and is considered one of the most important social commentators of his era. Carlyle gave many lectures during his lifetime and achieved high acclaim during the Victorian era.
About the title: In this acclaimed 6-volume masterwork that includes many fold-out maps, Carlyle starts with a portrait of Frederick I and notes about his immediate family, then delves deeply into the history of Brandenburg Prussia from the Great Migration period up to the time of Frederick Wilhelm. The volumes attempt to document the personality of Frederick Wilhelm, his administrative reform and his impact on the German culture of frugality and efficiency. In Volume IV specifically, Carlyle recounts details of the Second Silesian War and the march of Friedrich's armies upon Prague, the Battle of SOHR between the Prussians and the Austrians, the Ten Years of Peace and the coming of the Seven-Years War. Book contains a fabulous, fold-out 2-page letter hand-written, composed and signed by Friedrich II in French that has been bound into the book.
Condition: Book is in VERY GOOD! antique condition with a sturdy spine that shows only MILD! stress in spots. There are NO! pages separating from the bind. Black covers bear embossed gold details. A person's name has been embossed onto the front cover. Covers show MILD! wear | rub to the corners and edges and some spots of wear and fading, marks and scuffs. Internal pages show MODERATE foxing | yellowing. All text is clear and legible, all imagery is bright and vivid with LITTLE TO NO! fading apparent. Book has one or two MINOR! tears to the pages at the bind but no truly ripped or torn pages. There are NO! dog-eared corners in the book. Book has a somewhat musty smell, no doubt from a long period of storage.
All in all in wonderful antique condition and complete. A great addition to the home library.
Approximate measurements: 8" x 5-1/4" | hardcover | complete at 510 pages | NO dust jacket
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