Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1849 - 1859. New Edition, with Portraits. Complete in 23 volumes. Large 8vo. Various paginations. Half-titles; engraved portraits with tissue guards. Beautifully bound by Root & Son in full tan calf with gilt lettered black leather title labels on spines; gilt ruling & dentelles; marbled endpapers. Small chip to spine head of Volume 1; small splashing across lower spines of Volumes 15-20; slight spine fading; else a near fine set. Item #19880
This multi-volume set is usually regarded as Alison's chief historical work and is considered to be the first scholarly English-language study of the French Revolution.