CLASSIC HISTORY IN VICTORIAN HALF CALF
FROUDE, James Anthony ~ The History of England.
London: Longmans, Green and Co., c.1870
12 volume set, 7 inches tall. Smart Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. Froude's classic history 'was based upon very wide research in English and continental archives' - Read 340, and 'at once established (his) claim to rank among the greatest English prose writers of the 19th century. Probably no previous history has incorporated so much unpublished material'. a handsome set.