The History of England, from the Accession of King George the Third, to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year 1783 (Three Volumes, Complete)

By: Adolphus, John

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First Edition, First Printing. Three volumes in contemporary half calf over marcled boards, spines in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments on burgundy labels, intricate gilt tooling in the remainder, blind-stamped borders on covers, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Frontispiece portrait of George III in volume one. John Adolphus (1768–1845) was an English barrister and historian. This, his major work, was first published in 1802. It includes summaries of parliamentary debates, and Adolphus was praised for it in issue No. 2 of the Edinburgh Review. The papers of George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe had been placed at Adolphus's disposal in the preparation of his history, and they enabled him to throw light on the conduct of Lord Bute, and on the political transactions of the earlier years of the reign of George III, who, in conversation, commented on the accuracy with which some of the first measures taken after his accession had been described. Extremely scarce.. The volumes are in excellent condition with occasional foxing throughout, but unmarked, tight, square and clean. Volume Two (only) has been professionally rebacked with the original spine laid on. An extremely elegant set. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: The History of England, from the Accession of King George the Third, to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year 1783 (Three Volumes, Complete)

Author Name: Adolphus, John

Categories: History, Biography & Memoir, Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: London, T. Cadell and Jun. and W. Davies: 1802

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 22234

Keywords: History British History English History George III American Revolution