History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in Mdcccxv - 14 Volumes Plus Atlas
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. 1849, 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. 14 volumes plus atlas (complete). All fully bound in leather with gilt decoration - to fascias, spines and edges - and titling. All have marbled papertrims and frontis and end papers. This is a FABULOUS set of this popular, loquacious history of Europe (with the first major account of the French Revolution). It is smart, handsome, gentlemanly and very clubbable. Some of the books have wear from shelving and are scuffed but this only adds a genial dignity and character. All have binder labels (T. Sowler, Manchester - the very model of a Victorian businessman) on the front pastedowns. Spines have five ridges and six panels. The Atlas (108 pages - published 1850) contains maps of countries and towns and plans of 'battles and sieges &c.' The covers are worn and scuffed. Within there are some small storage marks about. The pages are clean, startlingly bright and clear, finely detailed and the colours for various regiments fresh. Volume 1 (633 pgs; 1849): wear to edges and spine, but dignified and secure. The contents are tight and clean. Covers 1774-1789. Vol 2 (693 pgs; 1849). In very good, handsome condition. Light wear, bright gilt. Inside, the contents are clean and fresh. There is a silk bookmark. 1789 - 1793. Vol 3 (635 pgs; 1749). The stamped decoration (as with all other volumes) is neat and unworn. The spine has some wear but is benign and kindly. The pages are clean and comfortable. Covers 1795. Vol. 4 (654 pages; 1849). A lovely atmospheric copy. At last the story moves on beyond France. The pages are fresh. 1795-1799. Vol V (658 pgs). Neat, contented, bright. 1799 -1801. Vol 6 (670 pgs). Nelson, Pitt, Napoleon! The odd storage stain. Otherwise very clean. 1801-05. Vol 7 (690 pgs). Some age related marks. Tidy and handsome. Fox, Prussia, Clive of India! 1805-07. Vol 8 (696 pgs). Tight, confident, clean. Some cover wear. Wellesley, Napoleon, Peninsula Wars. 1807-09. Vol 9. A happy book. Some wear. Spain, George III! Pages exceptional. Vol. 10 (630 pgs). Some scuffing and wear. Wellington, the Emperor, South America, Turks, Russians! Pages very clean. 1810-12. Vol 11 (637 pgs). Some wear to the covers. Contents are smart. Moscow, Germany, Generals! 1812-13. Vol 12 (640 pgs). Confident, benign copy with some spine wear. Pages very secure and certain. Wellington in France, Blucher, Napoleon on the run. 1813-14. Vol 13 (664 pgs). Edge and spine wear. Pages vigorous and healthy. Come-uppances, America, Vienna decides! 1814-1815 [1814 is the date when Alison had the idea of this history]. Vol 14 (644 pgs). Some aged wear to the covers. The pages are startlingly healthy. Waterloo, St Helena, The First Reform Bill, contemporary judgements. 1815 and index. Oh happy person who owns this THRILLING story as told in these wonderful and REMARKABLE volumes. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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