1770 David Hume History of England Scottish Enlightenment William Wallace 8v

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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1770 David Hume History of England Scottish Enlightenment William Wallace 8v

 

“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: #4501

Price: $2500

 

Note: Famous provenance

 

HUME, David

 

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

 

London : Cadell, 1770.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 8 volumes
  • References: Lowndes 1139; Fieser, Bibliography Hume’s Writings,35; Allibone I 916;
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate
    • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
      • Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish satirist, a playwright and poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
      • He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna, and A Trip to Scarborough.
      • He was also a Whig MP for 32 years in the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807), and Ilchester (1807–1812).
      • He is buried at Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. His plays remain a central part of the canon and are regularly performed worldwide.
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~11.25in X 9.25in (28.5cm x 23.5cm)

 

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Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

HUME, David

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete