A History of our own Times.

McCarthy (Justin)

A History of our own Times.

Description: FIRST EDITIONS, 7 vols., large 8vo, contemporary half blue morocco, spine gilt ruled in compartments and lettered direct, by Bickers and Son (the last 3 vols. signed), small piece missing from foot of spine of vol. i, some shelf wear, armorial book-plate inside front covers of R.D. Jackson, sound

Publication Details: Chatto & Windus, 1880-1905

Notes: The complete series, down to the Accession of Edward VII, beginning with the Accession of Queen Victoria. McCarthy's 'A History of our Own Times (1878) sold immensely well and was reprinted numerous times. He also took an interest in Irish affairs, becoming a member of the Westminster Home Rule Association when it was formed in 1877. The financial rewards from his History enabled him to seek parliamentary honours. On 4 April 1879 he was returned unopposed as a home-ruler at the by-election for co. Longford' (ODNB)....more

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Price: £250

Subject: History

Published Date: 1880-1905

Stock Number: 49195

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