CLAPHAM, Sir John Harold.
An Economic History of Modern Britain.
The Early Railway Age 1820-1850; Free Trade and Steel 1850-1886; Machines and National Rivalries (1887-1914) with an Epilogue (1914-1929).
First edition of “the work on which [Clapham’s] reputation was based … The great strength of the three volumes was a combination of carefully used statistics in order to challenge legends too easily accepted by literary historians. He therefore offered an account which was more quantitative, but he also warned that the statistician’s world was not that of the historian” (ODNB).
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3 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spines, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jackets. Ownership inscription to front pastedown vol. I. An excellent set in the smart dust jackets.