1771 History of England 1ed Oliver Goldsmith Julius Caesar George II Henry IV 4v

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“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”

― Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield

 

Oliver Goldsmith’s “History of England” is one of the most comprehensive histories of Great Britain. Goldsmith had good intentions writing this work, even though members of the Whig party were less than pleased. Goldsmith himself says,

“I had no thought for or against liberty in my head: my whole aim being to make up a book of a decent size, and which… would do harm to nobody.”

Furthermore, Washington Irving, who wrote a biography on Goldsmith, says of this book:

“The ‘History’ on a whole, however, was well received; some of the critics declared the ‘English History’ had never before seen so usefully, so elegantly and agreeably epitomized; and, like his other historical writings, it has kept its ground in English literature.” (Allibone)

 

Goldsmith leaves nothing unturned. This book covers the earliest times in British history, the Julius Caesar and Roman invasion through the mid-18th-century. His attention to detail is most remarkable. He discusses the major events all the way down to the servants of the Kings. A true treasure of British history.

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1771 History of England 1ed Oliver Goldsmith Julius Caesar George II Henry IV 4v

 

“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”

― Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield

 

Oliver Goldsmith’s “History of England” is one of the most comprehensive histories of Great Britain. Goldsmith had good intentions writing this work, even though members of the Whig party were less than pleased. Goldsmith himself says,

“I had no thought for or against liberty in my head: my whole aim being to make up a book of a decent size, and which… would do harm to nobody.”

Furthermore, Washington Irving, who wrote a biography on Goldsmith, says of this book:

“The ‘History’ on a whole, however, was well received; some of the critics declared the ‘English History’ had never before seen so usefully, so elegantly and agreeably epitomized; and, like his other historical writings, it has kept its ground in English literature.” (Allibone)

 

Goldsmith leaves nothing unturned. This book covers the earliest times in British history, the Julius Caesar and Roman invasion through the mid-18th-century. His attention to detail is most remarkable. He discusses the major events all the way down to the servants of the Kings. A true treasure of British history.

 

Item number: #24221

Price: $599

 

GOLDSMITH, Oliver

 

The history of England, from the earliest times to the death of George II

 

London: Printed for T. Davies,… [1771]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes
    • I – [4], viii, 384, [24]
    • II – [4], 420, [28]
    • III – [4], 445, [22]
    • IV – [4], 412, [24]
    • 34 portrait engravings
  • References: NCBEL II, 1199; Allibone I, 691;
  • Provenance:
    • Stamp – E. Erskine
    • Handwritten – Arthur Sands, 1865
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

 

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24221

Category

European History

Authors

GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete