(London: Walter Scott, 1887). 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 186, xxviii, [10] pp. From the "Great Writers Series."

Attractive 20th century brown morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, compartments with heart motif and gilt titling, partially unopened. Front pastedown with bookplate of Andrew Carnegie. A hint of sunning to the spine and a breath of wear to extremities, otherwise a fine copy, bright and clean inside and out.

Thomas Carlyle (1798-1881) was one of the great social commentators of the Victorian era, writing as an essayist, satirist, translator, and historian. This finely bound copy of his biography comes with an illustrious provenance.