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The History ofEngland From the Ascension of James the Second
77 - London - Longmans, Green and Co.8.5 by 5.5, xxxvi, 685; xiii, 686; xiii, 744; xii, 829; vii, 398pp 1860 - A bright, uniform set of The History of England and Macaulay's Miscellaneous Writings. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Volume V of The History of England is 'Edited by his Sister, Lady Trevelyan'. There is a 'Bound by Mudie' ink stamp on thefront free-endpaper of each volume. There is a nameplate for Reginald Brett on the front pastedown of each volume. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC, 1800 1859, was a British poet, historian and Whig politician and one of the two Members of Parliament for Edinburgh. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. Macaulays life was extensive, with careers in the legal profession, in politics, especially India, in literature and in history. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes him as a sensitive man, who hid a distaste of politics behind a touchy independence, whose impact was most felt on issues like Indian administration and copyright laws where his specialist knowledge helped sway votes. His ministerial work bored him. Macaulay was a literary man at the core, preferring drama and epic poetry to the banal of the everyday. He was never happier than in his study engaging in a dialogue with his favourite authors. Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, GCVO, KCB, PC, DL, 1852 1930, was a historian and Liberal politician in the United Kingdom. Behind the scenes, he influenced many pre-World War I reforms carried out by Campbell-Bannerman and Asquith. Brett was offered many public offices, including the Viceroyalty of India and the Secretaryship for War, but declined. As a historian, Lord Esher, amongst others, published works on King Edward VII and Lord Kitchener. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with the very occasional spot, most prominent on the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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