London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1851. First edition. Hardcover. g to g+. Octavo. cxxx, 357, 548, viii, 621, 656, xxvii, 726, 2 folding maps, 644, 2 folding maps. Original navy blue cloth with blind-stamped tooling on cover and spine, gilt lettering on spine. Yellow endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one. Robertson's works on the "History of Scotland" (Vols. 1, 2), "Charles V. "(Vols. 3,4), and the "History of America" (Vols. 5,6) with and extended biographical contribution on Robertson by the Scottish philosopher and mathematician Dugal Stewart. Robertson (1721-1793), a Scottish historian and minister in the Church of Scotland, is credited with the rise of the University of Edingburg as an academic institution during his tenure as its principal. Bindings with same wear along edges, small chips, tears, light creasing at spines and bumps at corners. Volume one with four inch closed tear at head of spine. Stamps of previous owner on inside front covers. Light foxing of titles pages of first two volumes. Bindings and interior in overall good to good+ condition. (Inventory #: 41294)
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