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The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians and Macedonians

By M. Rollin; James Bell

1847 - 1849

Blackie & Son : Glasgow

9" by 6"

xlvi, 624pp; x, 831pp; xxx, iii, 631pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A three volume set looking at ancient history around the world, illustrated with folding maps throughout.

Complete in three volumes. 'Ancient History' was Charles Rollins' greatest work, though he is now largely forgotten. It traces ancient history, from the Egyptians to the Carthaginians, to the Persians to the Assyrians. It is a comprehensive and interesting history, with folding maps to help illustrated the world as it was then. Volume III contains Rollin's history of 'The Arts and Sciences of the Ancients', which offers a very interesting insight into the social and artistic life. Charles Rollin was a French historian, who came to writing late in his life, after being forbidden to teach due to his religious opinion. His other famous work is 'Roman History', which he left unfinished upon his death. With folding maps to each volume. Each volume contains; Volume I, (published in 1849): 'The World as Known to the Ancients’ ‘Asia Minor and the Euxine Sea’ ‘Egypt with Libya’ ‘The Carthaginian Empire in Africa’ ‘The Expedition of Hannibal Exhibiting his Passage into Italy, and his Principal Marches’ ‘Map to Illustrated the History of the Assyrians Babylonian Medes and Persians’ ‘Greece with the Northern Provinces Near the Danube’ ‘Expedition of Cyrus the Dounger and the Retreat of the ten Thousand Greeks According to Xenophon’ Vol II, (published in 1849): ‘The Expedition of Alexander’ ‘Map of the Country Adjacent to Issus Exhibiting the Marches of Alexander and Darius Towards that City’, not folding. ‘Graecia Magna Including Sicily Shewing the Settlements of the Greeks in Italy with Pyrrhuse’s Expedition there and that of the Carthaginians in Italy’ Vol III, (published in 1847): ‘The Five Orders in General,’ not folding. ‘Plan of a Polybian or Consulter Camp’, not folding. ‘Roman Triumph’ With an additional illustrated title page to each volume. Bookplate to the front pastedowns, 'George Frederick Earp'. George Earp was an English-born Australian politician, who emigrated to Australia in his youth. He begun work as a shipping agent, before being appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council. Stamp to the recto to the front endpaper of Vol II, 'Rev. P. J. Sheeby, D.D.'. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper of Vol II, 'Patrick John Sheeby, Sydney 05'. Collated, with fifteen maps, of which twelve are folding.

CONDITION

In the original half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, sound, with slight rubbing to the extremities and joints causing some loss of leather and wear to the heads of spines. Further patches of heavy rubbing to the paper covered boards. Light rubbing and discolouration to the spines. Hinges are strained with the rear hinge of Volume III starting but firm. Bookplate to the front paste downs, 'George Frederick Earp'. Pencil inscription to the front paste downs of Volumes II and III, and to the recto to the front endpaper of Volume II. Stamp to the recto to the front endpaper of Vol II, 'Rev. P. J. Sheeby, D.D.'. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper of Vol II, 'Patrick John Sheeby, Sydney 05'. Evidence of Volume I lacking the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spotting and the occasional handling mark, with light offsetting due to the plates. Slightly heavier spotting and discolouration to the first and last few pages of each volume.

Overall Condition: Good

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