London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1874. Full Morocco. [FORE-EDGE PAINITNG]
CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS
Contributed to the Edinburgh Review
Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1874
8vo Bound in full red hard-grain Morocco early inscription to front fly leaf dated 1877, Gilt lines on the boards gilt dentells and lines lettering centre tool of a thistle to the spine. Some mild foxing a nice tight copy with a very nice Fore-Edge Painting.
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800 - 1859) was a nineteenth-century British poet, historian and Whig politician and one of the two Members of Parliament for Edinburgh. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. The Edinburgh Review, founded in 1802, was one of the most influential British magazines of the 19th century. It ceased publication in 1929.
Holkham Hall Norfork
Holkham Hall is one of England's finest examples of the Palladian revival style of architecture, and the severity of its design is closer to Palladio's ideals than many of the other numerous Palladian style houses of the period. The Holkham Estate was built up by Sir Edward Coke, the founder of his family's fortune. He bought Neales manor in 1609, though never lived there, and made many other purchases of land in Norfolk to endow to his six sons. His fourth son, John, inherited the land and married heiress Meriel Wheatley in 1612. They made Hill Hall their home, and by 1659, John had complete ownership of all three Holkham manors. It is the ancestral home of the Coke family, who became Earls of Leicester. Very Good. Item #502
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