The History of England.
From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the End of the Reign of James II. Preceded by an Essay on the Study of History by the Rev. H. Stebbing, D.D. Also, the Autobiography of Hume.London: George Virtue, [c.1870] Stock Code: 150500
A handsomely bound set of Hume's History, including his autobiography.
3 volumes, quarto (267 x 168 mm). Contemporary vellum by Watt of Dundee, spines lettered in gilt on light brown labels, gilt in compartments, covers elaborately panelled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, gilt patterned endpapers, gilt edges.
Illustrated with full-page engravings throughout, with tissue-guards.
Very light soiling to vellum, sporadic gentle foxing, an excellent copy.
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