History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Cęsar to the Revolution in 1688.
Embellished with engravings on copper and wood from original designs. London: Printed for J. Wallis by T. Bensley , 1803. [Together with:] SMOLLETT, T[obias]. The History of England, from the Revolution in 1688, to the Death of George II. Designed as a continuation of Hume. Embellished with engravings on copper and wood from original designs. [In six volumes]. London: Printed for J. Wallis by T. Davison, 1805.
Together two works in sixteen octavo volumes. Engraved title-pages in most volumes, engraved frontispiece in Volume I of Hume, and engraved portraits and plates throughout.
Uniformly bound in full speckled reddish tree calf by J. Soulby of Ulsterton (binders ticket on front pastedown), covers bordered in gilt, smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, with green and black morocco gilt lettering labels. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled red. Armorial bookplate. Spines sunned to brown, very light wear to boards and extremities. Occasional very minor foxing and offsetting, but overall a superb set of this classic history, in an attractive contemporary binding.
HBS # 67710 $5,500