Ancient World History Egypt Babylon Assyria Persia 1853 Rollin 2 vol leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians, by Charles Rollin, Translated from the French.
Published 1853, Boston by Samuel Walker.
2 volumes. 623, 630 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 8 (mostly folding) maps and 35 finely engraved plates..
A very nice set, not to be confused with the various other sets of the same title issued in far less appealing bindings. A set which is most often found in poor condition, rarely this nice.
Attractive antiquarian leather 1/2 bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object. A very handsome and impressive set.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 11 3/4" H x 9 1/2" W.