Eastern World 1858 illustrated hand colored views plates maps China Middle EastBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Subscription Publications, Popular History, Illustrated Volumes, Decorative Bindings, 19th century publications, European History, History of the Middle East, Islam & Mahommet, India, China, Assyria].
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The Eastern, or Old World: Embracing Ancient and Modern History, by Henry Howard Brownell.
Published 1858, New York, by the American Subscription House.
2 volumes, each c. 475 pages. Text in English.
Profusely illustrated throughout with over 50 full page wood engravings, many with original hand colored plates, plus 3 large folding maps on bond paper with original hand color.
Period decorative cloth bindings, covers and spine profusely gilt decorated, marbled text block edges. Covers rubbed with old staining, some fading of gilt decorations. Text blocks sound & tight.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive, a wonderful set.
Books measure: 9 3/4" H X 6 3/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures:3 3/4".