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The Miscellaneous Writings: Speeches and Poems, 4 volume set by Thomas Babington Macaulay - Hardcover - 1880 - from Madden Books and Biblio.com

The Miscellaneous Writings: Speeches and Poems, 4 volume set

by Thomas Babington Macaulay

Condition: Very Good/No DJs


Complete in 4 volumes. Half dark brown calf leather over brown marbled paper (Spanish Pattern, moire type); spines with 5 raised bands, gilt stamped on bands with fine guilloche motif and in panels with titles and floral and tendril designs; top edges gilt; end papers of matching marbled pattern. Bright, clean covers and spines; leather remains supple; slight rubbing wear at some fore corners; tightly bound; each volume with owner bookplate on front pastedown 'Ellen Mudge Butler'; bright, clean interiors; all vols with many leaves unopened at fore edges - never been read. 12mo, 1820 total pp; paged 443, 480, 476, 421. Index in vol 4. Cf, OCLC #9592699. Owner Butler was mother-in-law of Ellsworth Bunker. From the collection of Ellsworth Bunker (U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, Italy, India, Nepal, South Vietnam, Organization of American States, and twice recipient of U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom).
Multi-volume Set


  • Bookseller: Madden Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: M00494
  • Title: The Miscellaneous Writings: Speeches and Poems, 4 volume set
  • Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No DJs
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co.
  • Date published: 1880
  • Keywords: ENGLAND, ENGLISH, BRITISH, SCOTLAND, PARLIAMENT, GLADSTONE, GOVERNMENT, PEERS, ELITES, COMMONS, CHURCH, VERSE, POEMS
  • Subjects: LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General;



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