Illustrated English Social History. Volumes One-four..
Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust jackets, which have a little wear at edges (Vol. 4 has sunned spine). A very good set. 1963 signatures on first free endpapers. Cross's Library Booksellers and Stationers, 91 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, on rear pastedowns.
Volume one. chaucer's england and the early tudors.
volume two. the age of shakespeare and the stuart period.
volume three. the eighteenth century.
volume four the nineteenth century.
by g. m. trevelyan, o.m. illustrations selected by ruth c. wright. new impression.
FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. Volume One, xvi + 175 pp.; Volume Two, xi + [i] + 206 pp.; Volume Three, xi + [i] + 209 pp.; Volume Four, xi + [i] + 186 pp.
Illustrated by 16 colour plates, including four frontispieces, by 192 pages of gravure plates (with 600 images), by 31 text figures and by 9 pages of maps in text. Decorated by publisher's devices on title pages.
A standard survey of English social history, first published as English Social History, in the US and Canada, in 1942 and in Britain in 1944. The four volume illustrated edition was first published, 1949-52. George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876-1962) was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge, 1927-43. The original English Social History, which from a perspective of Britain in wartime, provided a nostalgic view of the country's past, was his last history book, and turned out to be his best selling title.
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