Cat No.: GB0478:
THE POPULAR HISTORY OF ENGLAND - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO OUR OWN TIMES
by Charles Knight 1856/1862
This 8 volume set is not dated but these are the first editions which took Charles Knight (1791 - 1873 ) 6 years to complete.
With detailed information from B.C. 55 to 1867, and 66 full page steel engravings plus over 1,000 in text illustrations these volumes will give endless hours of absorbing reading.
A comment from Charles Knight in the preface states: I have to observe, that the wood engravings have been selected by me, not as mere embellishments but as illustrations of the text. They will have the advantage, in many cases of presenting a more vivid description, of localities, of monumental remains, of costume, of works of industry and art, of popular amusements; and, in connection with portraits of sovereigns engraved on steel, of remarkable persons, in civil, military, ecclesiastical, and military history.
Each volume has title page, over 4,000 pages in total, plus 66 full page and about 1,000 in text illustrations and a double page plan: London and part of the suburbs after the Great Fire in 1666.
Size of each volume 23.5cm by 15.5cm
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