“IN A CLASS WITH BOSWELL ON JOHNSON AND LOCKHART ON SCOTT”
(MACAULAY, Thomas Babington) TREVELYAN, George Otto. Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay. London: Longmans, Green, 1876. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full blue straight-grain calf gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $600.
First edition of the only biography of Lord Macaulay, with frontispiece portrait, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf.
"As both biographer and historian, Trevelyan is a splendid writer— vivid, graphic, racy, and mellow, with a strong dash of satire. His biography of his uncle, Macaulay, is among the really great, in a class with Boswell of Johnson and Lockhart on Scott" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 629). CBEL III:918. Owner blindstamps.
Spines evenly toned to brown. A very handsome set.