Ancient Monarchies of the Near East 1871 George Rawlinson 3 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World, or The History, Geography, and Antiquities of Chaldea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, and Persia, by George Rawlinson.
Published 1871, London by John Murray. Second Edition, complete in three volumes.
3 volumes, each c. 600 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Large folding map at the front of 2nd & 3rd volumes as issued.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers and end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time, ex-libris. Set is not new or in "new" condition. With early paper spine labels and book plates, pockets and rubber stamps.
Once in the collection of the Redwood Library in Newport Rhode Island (withdrawn stamps).
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 8 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W.