Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, The: TREVELYAN, George Otto; Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Lord Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, The: TREVELYAN, George Otto; Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Lord Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, The: TREVELYAN, George Otto; Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Lord Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, The: TREVELYAN, George Otto; Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Lord

Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, The

TREVELYAN, George Otto; Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Lord

Published by London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1876, 1876
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Extra-Illustrated with Seventy-Seven Fine Portraits and ViewsHandsomely Bound by Root & SonTREVELYAN, George Otto. The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay by his nephew George Otto Trevelyan, M.P. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1876. First edition. Extra Illustrated with seventy-seven fine portraits and views, including thirty-seven in color. Two octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 209 x 133 mm.). xii, 475, [1, blank]; viii, 480 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Lord Macaulay in volume II. Extra-illustrated by the insertion of sixty-eight fine engraved (mainly nineteenth century) portraits, many of which are inlaid to size, including thirty-seven with hand-coloring. In addition there are nine nineteenth century engraved views.Bound ca. 1910 by Root & Son of London (stamp-signed on front turn-ins) in full dark green morocco. Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, spines with five raised bands elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, green silk liners and end leaves, all edges gilt. Headcap of volume one expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A very fine copy.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC (1800-1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer. His books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces. He was a member of the Babington family by virtue of his aunt's marriage to Thomas Babington.Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet OM PC (1838-1928) was a British statesman and author. In a ministerial career stretching almost thirty years years, he was most notably twice Secretary for Scotland under William Ewart Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery. He broke with Gladstone over the 1886 Irish Home Rule Bill, but after modifications were made to the bill he re-joined the Liberal Party shortly afterwards. Also a writer and historian, Trevelyan published The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, his maternal uncle, in 1876.The London bindery of W. Root & Son consistently turned-out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here, and on trade bindings and sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out (uprooted?) of their premises on Paternaster Row during the 1941 Blitz. Bookseller Inventory # 03854

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Title: Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, The

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1876

Publication Date: 1876

Edition: 1st Edition

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