London: Macmillan and Co., 1874. Hardcover. First Edition. The rare first edition of a key work in British history. Includes a time line, genealogical tables, and five maps of which four are printed in color. John Richard Green (1837-1883) was an English clergyman who left the church and turned to history. This work assured his place as a major writer of history. The book was intended for a popular audience and was very successful, leading to subsequent expanded editions. Very good in original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bumping to corners, light rubbing to boards, and slight crease to rear board. This book has been expertly recased using all original materials. The interior has a few light spots of foxing throughout and spots of browning to the end pages. One inch stain from tape remnant on ffe. With the bookplate of Thomas Brooke. Housed in a fine brown cloth slipcase with leather and gilt title label to spine. Index, 847 pages. ENG/052110. Very Good.