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West Coast Rare Books

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Robertson, The Historical Works. History of America /

Robertson, The Historical Works. History of America /

Robertson, William. The Historical Works. History of Scotland / History of America / History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. / Historical Discquisition Concerning India. 12 Volumes – Complete. London, Printed for Cadell, Davies et al., 1809 / 1812. 21 x 13 cm. America: li, 383 & 2 Maps / 432 & 2 Maps / 435 & 1 Map / 418 pages. India: iv (2), 384 plus 20 Index & 2 Maps. Scotland: viii, (4), 416 / 430 / 490 pages. Charles V.: xv, 500 / 376 / 459 / 420 pages. Engraved frontispiece in five of twelve volumes. Uniform half leather over marbled paper boards. All edges marbled. Gilt decorations and titles on each spine. Very good condition. Bindings rubbed, bumped and dust dulled. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Occassional mild foxing / browning. Some closed tears to folding maps. Internally clean, without any annotations, underlining etc. A very nice uniform set.

An Historical Disquisition concerning … India (1809). The Fifth Edition. One Volume.
History of Scotland: The Eighteenth Edition (1809). Three Volumes.
The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. (1812). The Thirteenth Edition. Four Volumes.
History of America: The Twelfth Edition (1812). In which is included the Posthumous Volume, containing the History of Virginia, to the Year 1668; and of New England, to the Year 1652. Four Volumes.

William Robertson (1721 – 1793) was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. “The thirty years during which [he] presided over the University perhaps represent the highest point in its history.” He made significant contributions to the writing of Scottish history and the history of Spain and Spanish America. He was Chaplain of Stirling Castle and one of the King’s Chaplains in Scotland (Wikipedia).

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Robertson, The Historical Works.
Robertson, The Historical Works.
Robertson, The Historical Works.

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