Edinburgh / London: Hamilton, Balfour, and Neill / A. Millar, 1754, 1757. First Editions. 2 vols, 4tos, vi,473, [1,"Published by the Same Author"]; v, , 459 [1, publisher's ad]; contemporary polished calf gilt with marbled endpapers and edges. Marbled paper of endpapers a bit rubbed; covers rubbed with some wear to extremities and joints. Item #206083
Handsome set of the first two published volumes of Hume's monumental history. The entire work appeared piecemeal between 1754 and 1762, running to six volumes in all; these two were the first to be published, but the last two in historical sequence. A handsome set.