Lot 84 of 302:
Finely Bound The Passing of the Empires by Maspero  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$132
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Passing of the Empires 850 B.C. to 330 B.C.

Author:
Maspero, G.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Date:
1900

Description:

xii, 824 pp. Edited by A. H. Sayce. Translated by M. L. McClure. Illustrated throughout with etchings, maps, and three original colored lithographs. 25.7x18.5 cm. (10x7.25"), 26.4x19 cm. (10.5x7.5") Period full blue calf and boards ruled in gilt and blindstamped, gilt front cover and decorative spine, raised bands, red morocco label, gilt edges and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, mounted and signed book plate inside front cover, bound by Riviere & Son. Printed by William Clowes & Sons. 

The third and conclusory volume of Maspero's History of the Ancient People of the Classic East. Although amble with illustrators, the true beauty is in the guilded binding.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Faint sticker residue on bottom right-hand corner of front cover, some minor denting to boards; some foxing on endsheets, first and last pages, otherwise interior in near fine condition; very good or better.


 
Item number:
308648
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