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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century
90 - London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A leather bound set with cloth boards, gilt titles to spines and gilt fore edges. Lecky's comprehensive History of England in the Eighteenth Century, complete here in eight volumes. William Edward Hartpole Lecky, OM (26 March 183822 October 1903) was an Irish historian and publicist. Lecky devoted himself to the chief work of his life, A History of England during the Eighteenth Century, vols. i. and ii. of which appeared in 1878, and vols. vii. and viii. (completing the work) in 1890. His object was to disengage from the great mass of facts those which relate to the permanent forces of the nation, or which indicate some of the more enduring features of national life. In carrying out this task, Lecky displays many of the qualities of a great historian. The work is lucid in style, extensive in its use of source material, and, above all, impartial throughout. These qualities are particularly valuable in the chapters dealing with the history of Ireland, and in the cabinet edition of 1892, in 12 volumes (frequently reprinted), this part of the work is separated from the rest, and occupies five volumes under the title of A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached. A couple of the inner hinges are slightly strained but holding. There is some minor wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the spines and slight bumping to the top and tail of the spines on some volumes. The edges are a little rubbed and a couple of the corners are bumped. Internally the books are generally clean and bright throughout apart from some spotting to the fore edges and the occasional mild spot in the main text. There is an amoral bookplate to each front pastedown. Approximately the first 40 pages of volume I are becoming loose and are a little dog eared to the edges. Overall the books are in very good condition..
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