Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1843. Mostly from the author's writings in the Edinburgh Review, much on biography and classic history; MacAulay (1800-1859) British of the most prolific and popular writers... has been convicted of historical inaccuracy, of sacrificing truth for the sake of the epigram, of allowing personal dislike and Whig bias to distort his views..;But as a picturesque narrator he has no rival".(Chambers); 572 pages, indexed; contemporary dark brown polished calf spine and corners, gilt ruled spine, red spine label with gilt titles, marbled paper covered boards; previous owner signature of Epher Whitaker (Southold Long Island, NY minister of the First Church and author) and an additional gift inscription from Whitaker's library at back; text foxed throughout; some edges, tips, spine ends wear and rubbing to boards; very good condition. Item #3265

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