The history of Greece. A new edition, with numerous additions and corrections, To which is prefixed a brief memoir of the author, by his brother, Lord Redesdale
Price: 1,500.00 USD
London: T. Cadell, 1829. 8 volumes, 8vo, contemporary polished brown calf, double gilt borders on covers enclosing a blindstamped roll and within triple blindstamped rules, spines stamped in gilt and blind, and with maroon morocco labels; light wear, else generally fine throughout. A handsome set. Undertaken at Gibbon's urging, "Mitford's history for many years remained popular, and had the merit of supplying a laborious English work on a comparatively neglected subject. It was superior at most points to the Greek history by John Gillies published in 1786...It may be added that Mitford never visited Greece, never travelling beyond Naples" (DNB). Lowndes, p. 1580.