Pair of antique (1901) hardcover history books Volumes 1 & II of Parkman's Works Montcalm & Wolfe written by historian Francis Parkman and the final volumes in Parkman's France and England in North America series. Published by George N. Morang Co., London, England.
THESE HARDCOVER BOOKS ARE COMPLETE WITHOUT DUST JACKETS (this series was published without dust jackets).
About the author: Francis Parkman Jr. (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian best known for his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America series, of which these two books are the final volumes. Parkman's History, as the works have come to be known, are highly valued as credible historical sources, as well as great literature. A leading horticulturist and briefly a professor of Horticulture at Harvard University, Parkman was the author of several books on horticulture and served as a Trustee of the Boston Athenæum from 1858 until his death in 1893.
About the books: Montcalm and Wolfe is a two-volume set representing the sixth and seventh volumes in Francis Parkman's seven-volume France and England in North America series. These two volumes combined tell the story of the French and Indian War. The volume title refers to Louis-Joseph de Montcalm and James Wolfe, the commanding generals of the French and English forces respectively to whom the books devote particular attention. Parkman considered this last work in the series his literary masterpiece.
Condition of books: In VERY GOOD! antique condition, both books have a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating from it. Covers show only light wear for the age of the books with some rub to the corners and edges. Lavishly embossed covers are fresh and clear. Internal pages show MINIMAL! foxing with all text clear and legible and all maps and illustrations, most with tissue overleaf, bright and vivid. Books have NO! ripped or torn pages and NO! dog-eared corners but there are a few small tears and some spots of browning from dampness.
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