INCLUDING HIS CLASSIC HISTORIES OF AMERICA: LIMITED EDITION OF FISKE’S WORKS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED
FISKE, John. The Works. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1902. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, uncut. $4700.
Superb limited “Edition de Luxe” set of Fiske’s works, number 313 of 1000 copies. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of full-page maps and plates, many in color.
Fiske was considered "one of the most important intellectual influences in the last quarter of the 19th century. He was probably the most admirably fitted among all his contemporaries to lead the fight for evolution among his countrymen, and the charm of his historical writings and lectures not only instilled an interest in the subject into a vast number of people but was the prime cause of not a few of the distinguished scholars of today first turning to history as their life-work" (DAB). Includes Fiske's classic historical works on America, as well as his scientific and philosophical writings. BAL 6067.