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Hume, David.

THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND

From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution in 1688; Continued to the Death of George the Second by T. Smollett ... During the Reign of George the Third by the Rev. R. Lynam ... The Life and Times of His Late Majesty, George the Fourth: With Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons of the Last Fifty Years. G. Cowie .. Smith Elder ... James Duncan 1825-30.
New Ed. With Portraits and Lives of the Authors. 15 vols. 2 port. frontiss. Some light browning, marbled e.ps. and edges, uniformly bound in gilt rule edged half morocco with marbled boards, minor wear. ‘... In many respects the History of England adhered to the norms of what in the eighteenth century was thought of as a ‘civil history’, concentrating on one nation's constitutional development, and on relations between the civil power and the church. But Hume had gone further, triumphantly demonstrating that it was possible to write such history in a manner which combined good historical argument with good writing, and thereby appealed to an extensive readership ..’ ODNB.
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