Antiquarian Victorian-era (1897) hardcover book The Works of Thomas Carlyle Vol II History of Friedrich the Second | Frederick the Great. Published by Peter Fenelon Collier NY USA.
This hardcover book is complete at 654 pages with full-page, black-and-white illustrations. NO! dust jacket.
About the author: Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician and teacher and was considered one of the most important social commentators of his time. Carlyle presented many lectures during the Victorian era all of which met with great critical acclaim.
About the title: Volume II covers the period from the Fearful Shipwreck of the Double-Marriage Project (1730), the Retreival of the Crown Prince (Life at Custrin from 1730-1732), Last Stage of Friedrich's Apprenticeship (Life in Ruppin from 1732-1736), Life in Reinsberg (1736-1740), Friedrich's Ascension (1740) and the onset of the First Silesian War (1740-1741),
Condition: In EXCELLENT! antique condition, seemingly little read. The gold-embossed boards are in EXCELLENT! order with some light blemishes to the red fabric and some wear and rub to the corners and edges. Book has a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating from it. Gold-embossed spine is clear and legible with MINIMAL! wear. All text is clear and legible and all full-page black-and-white illustrations are bright and vivid with NO! fading apparent. Internal pages show VERY MINIMAL! foxing (considering the age of the book), a testament to the high-quality of paper stock used for its printing. Book has NO! ripped, torn or missing pages, NO! dog-eared corners and NO! margin notations.
Approximate measurements: hardcover book measures 7-5/8" x 5-5/8" and is complete at 654 pages. NO! dust jacket.
More volumes in The Works of Thomas Carlyle antique book series 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=The+Works+of+Thomas+Carlyle
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