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Works - PRESCOTT William - 1845. 
1845 - PRESCOTT, William. Works. London: Richard Bentley, 1845, 1846, 1855, 1859; George Routledge, 1857, 1864. Ten volumes. Octavo, full dark brown straight-grain morocco, gilt spines and inner dentelles, gilt-ruled boards and outer dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $1500.Handsomely bound set of Prescott's works, illustrated with engraved portraits, plates, and facsimiles.Contains first or early editions of Biographical and Critical Miscellanies (1845), History of the Reign of Phillip the Second (1855 and 1859, three volumes), History of the Reign of Charles the Fifth (1857, two volumes), History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella (1846, three volumes), and Ticknor's Life of Prescott. "As a writer, Mr. Prescott occupies a distinguished place in the first rank of English historians. His fidelity and industry""qualities which form the foundation of historical merit""are universally acknowledged" (Allibone II: 1674). Very good condition. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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