London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1836. 1st edition in English. 3 volumes: xxxvi, 280; vi, 310; v, [1 (blank)], 318, [2 (publisher advert)] pp. Untrimmed. Evans listed as translator of v. III. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/8". Original publisher's blue-green muslin cloth spines over drab paper boards, printed paper title labels to spine. General shelfwear, with spines a bit sunned. Bit of chipping to title label extremities. Very Good. All-in-all, a pleasing set, in original publisher bindings. Item #47119
Here collected, and first published in English, are the letters of von Raumer, a German historian, who observed the political, cultural and economic life of Great Britain shortly after the passing of the 1832 Reform Bill. Although von Raumer wrote "under the influence of the deepest and warmest feelings" towards his subject, he could not bring himself to praise the English weather: "the root of most of the miseries", he writes, "is the London climate."