New York, East
24 April 2001
CARLYLE, Thomas (1795-1881). The French Revolution: A History. London: James Fraser, 1837.
3 volumes, 8o (185 x 116 mm). Half-titles. Red three-quarter crushed levant morocco, spines gilt, edges gilt, by Bayntun (hinges and spine bands lightly rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. Carlyle's great work recounting the events of the French revolution "is not a work of scholarship but a prose epic, teeming with colorful scenes of dramatic events and imaginative portraits of the leading revolutionaries. The book at once captured the English-speaking world, and has, outside France, moulded popular conception of the French Revolution down to the present day" (PMM 304). (3)
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