Histoire d'Angleterre, contenant la Maison de Tudor
1763, the first printing of this French language edition. Six volumes from Hume's History of England
First printing of this French language edition. Six volumes, complete (Being Volumes 7–12 from Hume's Histoire D'Angleterre). Full leather binding with five raised bands to the spine, marbled endpapers. Page edges' dyed red. 17 × 10cm. xxiv + 332pp, 429pp, 536pp, 328pp, 395pp, 391pp.
Full title: Histoire d'Angleterre, contenant la maison de Tudor, traduite de l'Anglois par Madame B***
These six volumes form the whole of Hume's History of the House of Tudor, and a part of his History of England. It runs from the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and the overthrow of the Plantagenets by Henry Tudor, and with Henry VIII, the English Reformation and the break with Rome, Edward VI, Mary I and the counter-reformation, and Elizabeth I, to death in 1603.
The leather on all volumes is heavily rubbed and bumped, with heavy wear to the spines and joints. The spine to the third volume has a vertical crack. However, they remain readable and the only pages loose are a few of the endpapers. There is some creasing and tanning to the pages but main bodies of text are in good order. Quite a scarce Hume edition.
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