Antique (1832) Tobias Smollett masterpiece work on The History of England from the 1688 Revolution to the Death of George II. A continuation of the work begun by David Hume, Esq. Leather bound, sewn-in bind, color plates.
This hardcover book is complete at 967 pages with several black-and-white plates and an embossed leather spine. NO! dust jacket.
About the book: Tobias Smollett was a Scottish poet, historian and author. He his best known for his novels 'Roderick Random', 'Peregrine Pickle', and 'Humphry Clinker'. Smollett considered his own 'History of England' to be his greatest work and these volumes were a continuation of 'The History of England' published by David Hume. Hume's history covered from the period of the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688. Smollett then continued the history, focusing his research on the eighteenth century.
Condition of book: In overall FAIR! antique condition. The embossed leather spine shows significant rub and wear and lifting, bubbling and fraying of the leather with a tear to the bottom. The boards show wear and rub about the corners and edges particularly and also show small blemishes. Interior pages show age-appropriate foxing | yellowing, with all text nonetheless still very clear and legible. The book show spots of browning from dampness and there is stress to the sewn-in bind with the beginnings of separation at the covers. Internal pages show some very small tears and creases. We came across NO! margin notations in the book but we could have missed them as it is almost 1,000 pages in length. Please review each of the posted photos for a complete visual of the item.
Other volumes in The History of England David Hume | Tobias Smollett and Miller are also available in the shop. DO! check them out as well using this convenient link: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BuyfromGroovy?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&search_query=Hume+History+of+England
Approximate measurements: 9-1/4" x 5-3/4" | 967 pages complete | NO! dust jacket
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