CENTENARY EDITION OF THE WORKS OF THOMAS CARLYLE, HANDSOMELY BOUND
CARLYLE, Thomas. Works. London: Chapman and Hall, 1897-1902. Thirty-one volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter tan calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $3500.
“Centenary” edition of Scottish author and historian Thomas Carlyle’s complete works, with engraved frontispiece portraits and dozens of additional plates, handsomely bound by Hatchards.
Spanning thirty volumes, this collection of Thomas Carlyle’s writings covers his career from his histories to his critical essays to his biographical works. Known as much for his satire as for his incisive criticism of the industrial revolution, Thomas Carlyle made a name for himself during the 19th century as one of the most prominent authors writing from a conservative viewpoint. Carlyle was also a respected historian. His biography of Frederick the Great as well as his history of the French Revolution received praise on both sides of the Atlantic. With supplementary thirty-first volume, Historical Sketches of Notable Persons and Events in the Reigns of James I and Charles I, assembled from Carlyle’s notes after his death. Booklabels.
A handsome set in fine condition.