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SMOLLETT, Tobias George (1721--1771)
[Complete history of England. Selections. 1805]
The history of England, from the revolution in 1688, to the death of George II. Designed as a continuation of Hume. Embellished with engravings on copper and wood, from original designs. By Tobias Smollett, M.D. Volume the first (- sixth).
London: printed for J. Wallis by T. Davison, 1805.
6 vols ; 21.0 cm. (8º)
I: xv, [1], 607, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [4] engr. ports., [3] wd-engr. pl.
II: xv, [1], 595, [1] p., [1] engr. port., [5] wd-engr. pl.
III: xvi, 627, [1] p., engr. frontis., [4] engr. ports., [4] wd-engr. pl.
IV: xv, [1], 547, [1] p., engr. frontis., [3] wd-engr. pl.
V: xii, 572 p., engr. frontis., [1] engr. port., [8] wd-engr. pl.
VI: xii, 424, [244] p., engr. frontis., [1] engr. port., [5] wd-engr. pl.

Smollett's Complete history of England first appeared in four volumes in 1757--58, with a five-volume Continuation being issued 1760--65. The part from 1688 was revised and republished as a continuation of David Hume's History, going through several editions in this form.

Copy Notes First volume bought from James Wallis for 19s. 6d., 4 May 1805 (Archives 7/3/89); second volume bought from James Wallis for 19s. 6d., 29 March 1805 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.8); volumes five and six bought from R. Scholey for 19s. 6d., 17 February (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.8) and 17 March 1806 (Journal 5). Bound uniform as vols XI--XVI in a set with the companion edition of Hume's History of England, 1803 (q.v.), which was also purchased from Wallis.

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind roll-tooled borders, gilt roll-tooled spines, green and red morocco spine-labels, brown ribbed-morocco grained cloth boards.

Reference Number 4360


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