History Of Europe

ALISON, SIR ARCHIBALD, BART.

£375.00

Publisher

William Blackwood and Sons.

Place

Edinburgh and London

Date

1853-56

Synopsis

From the commencement of the french revolution in mdcclxxxix to the restoration of the bourbons in mdcccxv. by sir archibald alison, bart. f.r.s.e. ninth edition. vols. i - xiii.

Item Description

THIRTEEN VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.25 inches. Vol. I, xx + 367 + [1] pp.; Vol. II, viii + 355 pp.; Vol. III, vi + 353 + [1] pp.; Vol. IV, vii + [i] + 365 + [1] pp.; Vol. V, vi + 363 + [1] pp.; Vol. VI, vi + 394 pp; Vol. VII, vi + 394 pp.; Vol. VIII, vi + 349 pp.; Vol. IX, vii + 388 pp; Vol. X, vi + 366 pp.; Vol. XI, vi + 367 pp.; Vol. XII, vi + 407 + [1] pp; Vol. XIII, Index, [xii] + 235 + [1] pp. All text in double columns. Bound in half maroon morocco, over marbled boards; 8 of the 13 volumes have been skilfully rebacked mimicking the original spines; Spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with gilt tiles, Fisher's Europe. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Some minor wear to extremities and occasional traces of spotting; otherwise a fine clean set. Illustrated by 25 engraved plates, including 12 frontispieces and by tables in text. The first scholarly study in English of the French Revolution period, providing a detailed narrative history of events, with numerous statistical appendices providing military and economic data. The chief historical achievement of Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Bart. (1792-1867), English born attorney of Scottish descent and education. The first edition of ten volumes, 1833-43, was subsequently revised and expanded in numerous later editions. FREE POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK. PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTATION FOR OVERSEAS.

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