[MACFARLANE, Charles; Thomas Thomson, ed.]
Blackie’s Comprehensive History of England.
Civil and military, religious, intellectual, and social. From the earliest period to the reign of Victoria, queen and empress, 1896. Illustrated by a series of finely engraved historical pictures and above 1000 engravings in the text.
An imposing set of Macfarlane’s most substantial work, first published as the Civil and Military History of England between 1838 and 1844; it was first published as the Comprehensive History of England, under the editorship of Thomson, between 1856 and 1861.
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4 volumes, large octavo (245 x 165 mm). Contemporary half calf, purple morocco-grain cloth sides, raised bands to spine forming compartments ruled in gilt and blind, titles gilt on brown skiver labels to second and fourth, marbled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume, 63 plates, 3 double-page colour maps, profuse engravings to the text. Light craquelure to spine-labels, extremities lightly rubbed, very occasional mild spotting. A very good set.