Lord Macaulay’s Essays and Lays of Ancient Rome

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800 – 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician, who served as the Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841, and as the Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. He was primarily responsible for the introduction of Western institutional education to India. As a young man he composed the ballads Ivry and The Armada, which he later included as part of this book – Lays of Ancient Rome, which is a series of very popular poems about heroic episodes in Roman history which he began composing in India and continued in Rome, finally publishing in 1842. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. No dustjacket. Marbled edges which have darkened somewhat over time. Some cracking to hinges (see images). Bumping to corners. There is an ‘Ex-Libris’ label on the inside front cover. Some foxing particularly to the title page. Tanning throughout. Published by Longmans Green and Co 1889

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