“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.
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.