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    David Hume. The History of England. London: 1778. Eight volumes [together with:] Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. London: 1777. Two volumes.

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    David Hume. The History of England. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1778. Eight volumes [together with:] Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. London: Printed for T.Cadell. 1777. Two volumes.

    Two works in ten octavo volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Hume in first History volume. Additional laid in portrait of Hume engraved by Freeman, small pencil numbers along lower edge. History volumes lacking half-title pages in volumes three, four, and seven. No half-titles in Essays 

    Armorial bookplate of "Sir John Trollope, Bar., M.P." on each front pastedown, three with illustrated bookplate on front free endpaper. Few front free endpapers adhered at inner margins to pastedown.

    Uniformly bound in full speckled calf, five raised spine bands, gilt lettered leather title labels in compartments, gilt marked board edges and gilt lined turn-ins. Bindings rubbed and lightly soiled, spines darkened, gilt faded, two volume labels missing. Cracked joints and hinges. Front board of sixth History volume detaching. Leather burn from turn-ins to endpapers and adjacent pages. Pages with edge wear, few creases, varying degrees of foxing, occasional smudges or spots of soiling. Overall very good.



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