THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ACCLAIMED 19TH-CENTURY ROYAL BIOGRAPHER AND HISTORIAN WILLIAM PRESCOTT
PRESCOTT, William. Works. London: Richard Bentley, 1845, 1846, 1855, 1859; George Routledge, 1857, 1864. Ten volumes. Octavo, full straight-grain dark brown morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $1500.
Handsome set of historian William Prescott’s works, including his popular royal biographies of Philip II, Charles V, and Ferdinand and Isabella, illustrated with engraved portraits, plates, and facsimiles.
"As a writer, Mr. Prescott occupies a distinguished place in the first rank of English historians. His fidelity and industry—qualities which form the foundation of historical merit—are universally acknowledged" (Allibone II:1674). Contains first or early editions of Biographical and Critical Miscellanies (1845), History of the Reign of Philip the Second (1855 and 1859, three volumes), History of the Reign of Charles the Fifth (1857, two volumes), History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella (1846, three volumes), and Ticknor's Life of Prescott.
Very good condition. A handsome set.