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FISKE, John.

The Writings.

Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1902 Stock Code: 117369
£3,750.00
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"One of the most important intellectual influences in the last quarter of the 19th century"

Riverside Press edition. Number 14 of 1,000 sets only. Fiske was considered "one of the most important intellectual influences in the last quarter of the 19th century. He was probably the most admirably fitted among all his contemporaries to lead the fight for evolution among his countrymen, and the charm of his historical writings and lectures not only instilled an interest in the subject into a vast number of people but was the prime cause of not a few of the distinguished scholars of today first turning to history as their life-work" (DAB). Includes Fiske's classic historical works on America, as well as his scientific and philosophical writings. This deluxe edition of Fiske's works was planned and in part prepared before his death in July 1901.

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Description

26 volumes, octavo. Red morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines and boards gilt, morocco panelled doublures, satin free endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Illustrated throughout.

Condition

Slight darkening of the spines. A very good set.

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