TREVELYAN, George Macaulay History of England. London, Longmans, Green and Co, 1933.
8vo. Original cloth with typographical dust-wrappers; pp. xx, 723, large colour-printed fold-out map, other folding and sketch maps, a near fine copy.
New impression, after the first (1926) of this 20th-century classic of English historiography, by the most widely read historian of his time. 'What is perhaps most frequently forgotten, or ignored, is the skill of his literary craftsmanship. Trevelyan was a born writer and a natural storyteller; and this, among historians, is a rare gift ... If one quality is to be singled out, is should be this, for all historians he is the poet of English history' (J. H. Plumb, G.M. Trevelyan, in British Writers).