Latter-Day Pamphlets.
Carlyle, Thomas, editor.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. First collected edition, consisting of: No. 1 (Feb. 1850): The Present Time; No. 2 (Mar. 1850): Model Prisons; No. 3 (Apr. 1850): Downing Street; No. 4 (Apr. 1850): The New Downing Street; No. 5 (May 1850): Stump-Orator; No. 6 (June 1850): Parliaments; No The Hoe copy, with his leather and paper bookplates. Fine condition. Full tan polished calf by Bedford. Gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, gilt triple-rule borders on covers, red morocco spine label. Gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt. Eight pamphlets, bound t [6], 56, [2], 46, [2], 4 (Item ID: 7802)


Latter-Day Pamphlets marked Carlyle’s most extreme foray into anti-democratic social criticism. The views he expresses here have been described by one modern scholar as “almost insanely unenlightened” and alienated all his liberal friends (Oxford History of English Literature).

Tarr A21.1.c.

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