Orwell, George & Reynolds, Reginald [and] Taylor, A.J.P. & Reynolds, Reginald.
British Pamphleteers Volume One From the Sixteenth Century to the Eighteenth Century [with] Volume Two From the French Revolution to the Nineteen-Thirties [2 volume set].
Publisher: Allan Wingate, London;
Date of Publication: 1948
Stock Code: 7339
FIRST EDITIONS. Octavo, pp. 263, ; 302. 21 illustrations (11 illustrations including frontispiece to Vol I and 10 including frontispiece to Vol II). Publishers’ brown cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine, in unclipped yellow and green dust-jackets with floral borders. Clean copies with minor foxing to textblock edge, and to prelims Vol I only. No annotation or inscriptions. Jackets nicked & creased to edge with lightly soiled rear white panels and minor loss at spine tips, & top edge Vol II. Very Good copies in like jackets.
The first volume contains 25 pamphlets giving a survey of English history over 200 years up to the period of the French Revolution, each with an explanatory note regarding the circumstances of its publication. The collection includes work by Milton, Hamilton and Swift as well as long forgotten writers, and many appear here in republished form for the first time since their original appearance. The second volume is a selection of 14 pamphlets from the late eighteenth century up to publication including work by William Morris, Sydney Smith and Edmund Burke. Scarce as a set. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage will be requested for overseas delivery.
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