Item #000324 Histoire Générale du IVe Siècle a Nos Jours: Tome XII Le Monde; Ouvrage public sous la direction de MM. Ernest Lavisse [et] Alfred Rambaud [2 volumes]. Ernest Lavisse.

Histoire Générale du IVe Siècle a Nos Jours: Tome XII Le Monde; Ouvrage public sous la direction de MM. Ernest Lavisse [et] Alfred Rambaud [2 volumes]

Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1904. Hardcover. Deuxième Édition. Bound in two volumes: vol. 1: [8], 478 p.; vol. 2: 479-934, [2] p.; 26 cm. Red morocco over spines; marbled paper over boards. Six spine compartments between raised bands; gilt-stamped spine title and ornamentation. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Blue ribbon bookmarks. Front fixed endpapers bear small binder's label: Douron Relieur Grenoble. Half title and title page in volume one and two initial pages in volume two bear the purple stamp of former owner Philip Bayard, which contains his name in Roman letters with additional lettering in Arabic. Philip Bayard (1872-1911) was descended from a long line of political and financial leaders in Philadelphia and Delaware -- he was the son, grandson, brother, and nephew of numerous prominent Bayards. From 1906 (or earlier) to 1908 he served as American Vice Consul General in Morocco, where he probably acquired this and a number of other works in French, which he marked with this distinctive stamp combining the Roman and Arabic alphabets. Tragically, he died in 1911, having jumped or fallen from the third-floor window of a hospital in Washington, D.C. These volumes comprise the 12th and final volume of this important history of France produced under the directon of French historians Ernest Lavisse and Alfred Rambaud. In Very Good- Condition: corners and joints are rubbed; front joint of volume two has separated, but hinge is solid; spines and upper section of back cover of vol. 1 and of front cover of vol. 2 are sunned; pages are clean and bright. A very attractively bound set from an important series of French history. Very Good -. Item #000324

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