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FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE HISTORIAN G.M. TREVELYAN - Octavo, plain gray boards backed by a brown cloth spine, titled in ink on the spine. The covers are rubbed with wear to the edges and corners and to the head and tail of the spine. 572 deckle-edged pages, illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait. The inner edge of the front blank and frontispiece are slit along the top. There is dampstaining to the frontispiece and offsetting to the title page. There is some soiling and occasional minor foxing with evidence of minor early worming to the inner edge of a couple of pages and some minor worming to the front edge of another. There is occasional chipping to the overlapping edges of the pages and a couple of signatures (i.e. group of pages) are pulled and another is detached but present. There is a tear to one page. Good.
G.M. Trevelyan's copy, signed by him on the front endpaper, underlined by him throughout with occasional notes penned by him and more annotations by him on the rear endpaper and pastedown.
The British historian and academic George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876-1962) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Once considered one of the most widely read historians in the world, his reputation did not survive his death. Responding to claims that his Garibaldi history is said to be biased, Trevelyan wrote in his essay "Bias in History": "Without bias, I should never have written them at all. For I was moved to write them by a poetical sympathy with the passions of the Italian patriots of the period, which I retrospectively shared." Returning to Cambridge, he was Regius Professor of History from 1927 to 1943 and served as Master of Trinity College from 1940 to 1951. First Edition.
Title: THE LIFE AND DIARY OF LIEUT. COL. J. BLACKADER, of the Cameronian Regiment, and Deputy Governor of Stirling Castle; Who Served with Distinguished Honour in the Wars under King William and the Duke of Marlborough, and Afterwards in the Rebellion of 1715 in Scotland.
Publisher: Edinburgh: Published by H.S. Baynes / London: W. Baynes & Son, 1824.: 1824.
Book Condition: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 36149
Keywords: HISTORY; ANDREW CRICHTON; THE LIFE AND DIARY OF LIEUT. COL. J. BLACKADER; OF THE CAMERONIAN REGIMENT, AND DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF STIRLING CASTLE; WHO SERVED WITH DISTINGUISHED HONOUR IN THE WARS UNDER KING WILLIAM AND THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH; AND AFTERWARDS I