1793 David Hume History of England Scottish Enlightenment William Wallace 13v

HUME, David

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“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.” 

– David Hume

 

The famous ‘History of England’ by David Hume; the most popular and best-selling account on the history of England. Beginning with the Roman invasion of Britain in the first century B.C., this history covers all aspects of English history though the Revolution of 1688 including the Norman Conquests, Crusades, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Tudor Dynasty, Seven Years’ War, The English Civil War, and the Restoration of the English crown.

 

Allibone notes that this work was considerably censored for the first publication however, it was still popular following the first edition.

According to Drabble,

“the work became immensely popular both in Britain and abroad and was extolled by both Gibbon and Voltaire” (Drabble, p.482)

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1793 David Hume History of England Scottish Enlightenment William Wallace 13v

 

“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.” 

– David Hume

 

The famous ‘History of England’ by David Hume; the most popular and best-selling account on the history of England. Beginning with the Roman invasion of Britain in the first century B.C., this history covers all aspects of English history though the Revolution of 1688 including the Norman Conquests, Crusades, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Tudor Dynasty, Seven Years’ War, The English Civil War, and the Restoration of the English crown.

 

Allibone notes that this work was considerably censored for the first publication however, it was still popular following the first edition.

 

According to Drabble,

“the work became immensely popular both in Britain and abroad and was extolled by both Gibbon and Voltaire” (Drabble, p.482)

 

Item number: #11104

Price: $950

 

HUME, David

 

The history of England: from the invasion of Julius Csar to the revolution in 1688. In thirteen volumes.

 

London: Cadell, Longman, 1793.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 13 volumes
    • 40 engraved plates
  • References: Lowndes 1139; Fieser, Bibliography Hume’s Writings,35; Allibone I 916;
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Isaac Wood
    • Isaac Wood (1795 – 1865) was Archdeacon of Chester from his installation on February 23, 1847 until his death.
    • Wood was born in Chester and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was ordained deacon in 1818 and priest in 1819. He held the living of Middlewich for many years and is buried in the churchyard there.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5.75in X 3.75in (14.5cm x 9.5cm)

 

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11104

Categories

Arts & Architecture

European History

Authors

HUME, David

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete