London: John Murray, 1909. Near Fine Leather-bound Volumes.
Finely Bound by Spottiswoode & Co. Binders in blue polished leather; five spine bands with stamped spine titles in gilt. Marbled endpages. All edges gilt. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Modest shelf handling wear. A lovely and collectible set. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall each with indexes and maps. All complete.
Lovely inscription to a Robert Bruce from his “Old Tutor” Eton on the first blank page of the first volume.
Volume 1, From the Earliest Times to the Close of the Middle Ages. 1909; 397 pages; color fold-out map of Roman Britain; 397 pages; 1909.
Volume 2, From Henry VII to the Restoration, 1486-1660; Fold-out genealogy from Henry II; two fold-out maps of England; 583 pages. 1907.
Volume 3, From the Restoration to the Beginning of the Great War; 1660-1792; Large color fold-out map of the world, color map of the Low Countries; Europe; British Isles and North America, all foldout; 372 pages. 1910.
Volume 4, The Great European War; 1792-1815; Fold-out maps of The World; India; Europe; The Low Countries; Fold-out plate of the Battle of Trafalgar; also a plan of the battle of Waterloo. 351 pages. 1910.
Near Fine / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #16107
Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher was an English historian a strong Conservative, imperialist and Protestant Anglican.
Fletcher said democracy was still on trial in Britain and that the King would be obliged to dismiss any government that tried to reduce the size of the Royal Navy or surrendered India or the colonies.
From 1868 to 1876 he was King's Scholar at Eton College. He gained a first-class degree in modern history from Magdalen College, Oxford in 1880. He was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford the year after. He was tutor of Magdalen from 1883 to 1906, becoming a Fellow in 1889. [wiki]