LETTERS ON THE STUDY AND USE OF HISTORY by ST.…

LETTERS ON THE STUDY AND USE OF HISTORY

Edition: First Edition

London: A. Millar, 1752. Two volumes. pp (4), 315; (4), (288), [2]. Halt-titles present. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament, labels. Spines lightly sunned; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; endpapers and some early and late leaves browning in margins from turn-ins; old armorial bookplate of Alex Drummond at the front of each, with an old ink inscription on each front free endpaper indicating that the books were a gift from Lord Cathcart; ink name on title pages of John Hamilton; fore margrin of front free endpaper of Voll. I a little ragged; in all, a VG pair, text quite clean and unworn, tight in the bindings. ESTC T88772. A corrected edition in a one volume format was published the same year. Bolingbroke was an influential Tory politician, able orator, political philosopher, and government official who supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1751 and the Old Pretender, for whom he served in exile as his foreign minister. He was friends with Swift, Pope, and Voltaire and influenced the American republicans Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. Disraeli considered him the "Father of Modern Toryism"."History is philosophy teaching by example and also by warning." is a famous quote from him. 2 kg parcel. ; Octavo

Book ID: 49732
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