New York: The Lamb Publishing Company, 1908. First Edition. Leather bound. First Lamb Edition. 20 volumes, complete set. 8vo. Various paginations. Edited by Lady Trevelyan (sister of Lord Macaulay). Three-quarter green morocco over green cloth boards; gilt lettering; 5 raised bands with 6 compartments; TEG. A near fine to fine set. Item #18072
Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces. Macaulay's political writings are famous for their ringing prose and for their confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history, according to which the country threw off superstition, autocracy and confusion to create a balanced constitution and a forward-looking culture combined with freedom of belief and expression. This set includes The History of England; Essays; Speeches; and Lays and Poems.