1794 History of England Scotland Great Britain David HUME Illustrated 8v SET Continuation Hume’s Work by Smollet / 28 Engravings David Hume (1711 – 1776) was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume’s great work on the history of England, which he wrote in installments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. The first publication of his History was greeted with outrage by all political factions, but it became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought. Both the British Library and the Cambridge University Library, as well as Hume’s own library, still list him as “David Hume, the historian.” Hume’s History spanned “from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688” and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England in its day. Main author: T Smollett; Other names: David Hume Title: The history of England : from the revolution to the death of George the Second (designed as a continuation of Mr. Hume’s History) Published: London : Printed for T. Cadell and sold by T.N. Longman, 1794. Language: English Notes: the plates with the portraits of King William III , Duke Schomberg , the massacre of Glencoe , Queen Mary II , and the Marshall Bouffler’s arrested . In volume II the plates with King James II intreating Louis XIV to acknowledge his son Prince of Wales , the portraits of John Duke of Marlborough , the taking of Marshall Tallard and Prince George of Denmark . In volume III the plates of Duchess of Marlborough supplicating Queen Ann , the Portraits of Queen Ann , King Georg I and the Count of Derwentwater, requesting her husband’s life . In volume IV with the Frontispiece-portrait of King Georg II , the plates of Sir Wilhelm Rich discoverd in a Dungeon , the portraits of William, Earl of Chath , Frederic, Prince of Wales , Sir Robert Walpole , William, Duke of Cumberland and the escape of the Pretender . Volume V with the plate with the Black Hole Calcutta . Volume VI with the plates of the Death of Admiral Byng and the saving of Admiral Broderick . Volume VII with the plates of Princess of Orange taking leave of her children and the Death of Gen. Wolfe . Volume VIII with the plates of the Heroism of a French soldier at Carrickfergus and Cap. Stuart ranfomed by Attakullakulla FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 378 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: 28 beautiful engravings Publisher: London : Printed for T. Cadell and sold by T.N. Longman, 1794. Size: ~5.5in X 3.5in (14.5cm x 9cm) Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 1794 History of England Scotland Great ...
Publisher: London : Printed for T. Cadell and sold by T.N. Longman, 1794.
Publication Date: 1794
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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