The Constitutional History Of England.
Alex. Murray and Son, 30, Queen Square, W.C.
From the accession of henry vii to the death of george ii. by henry hallam. ll.d. f.r.s. complete.
8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 910 pp. +  pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in contemporary calf, with gilt borders enclosing gilt blocks of the arms and motto of St Paul's College, Stony Stratford on both boards; Spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting green morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A little wear to extremities, top edge sunned and some foxing largely confined to fly leaves, preliminaries and front margins; otherwise a very good copy. Name of pupil at the College on second free endpaper Decorated by printer's colophon on verso of half title. A standard work of its time, The Constitutional History of England was first published in 1827 and reprinted numerous times during the century. Henry Hallam (1777-1859), who held Whig principles, was educated at Eton and Christ Church Oxford and was briefly a barrister before becoming an historian. The 1870 reprint includes an Obituary Notice from The Times of 1859. This school prize copy is from St Paul's College, Stony Stratford, a public school for the sons of gentlemen which opened in 1863 and closed in 1895.
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