History of Civilization in England 4 Volume Set

History of Civilization in England 4 Volume Set

History of Civilization in England 4 Volume Set

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New York: Hearst's International Library Co., 1913, first edition, hardcover, 4 volume set. Books have minimal corner bumping and edge wear, some foxing and darkening to page edges, some old pen price marks on inside front pages. No dust jacket. Very good condition.

Always in frail health, the Henry Thomas Buckle (1821 - 1862) died in Damascus at age 42 within a year after publishing the second volume (now a 4 volume later reprint). It was surmised and commonly spread about that Buckle had worked himself to death. Buckle's goal was to write more than a conventional history -- he wanted to "elevate history to the status of an authentic science, one on a par with the physical sciences, by using the facts of history to formulate deterministic laws of historical progress," George H. Smith, Libertarianism.org.

Publisher
Hearst's International Library Co.
Binding
Hardcover