“HIS BIOGRAPHY OF HIS UNCLE… IS AMONG THE REALLY GREAT”
(MACAULAY, Thomas Babington) TREVELYAN, George Otto. Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay. London: Longmans, Green, circa 1876. Two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th century three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt. $600.
Early American edition of the first (and still standard) biography of prominent British historian and impressive orator Thomas Babington Macaulay, by his nephew, with frontispiece portrait, handsomely bound.
“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). First published 1876.
A fine copy, handsomely bound.