Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

George Otto TREVELYAN   |   Thomas Babington MACAULAY

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“IN A CLASS WITH BOSWELL ON JOHNSON AND LOCKHART ON SCOTT”: FIRST EDITION OF TREVELYAN’S LIFE AND LETTERS OF LORD MACAULAY

(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.

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