The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests; From the Earliest Accounts till the Division of the Macedonian Empire in the East; Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts [4 volumes]. John Gillies.
The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests; From the Earliest Accounts till the Division of the Macedonian Empire in the East; Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts [4 volumes]

The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests; From the Earliest Accounts till the Division of the Macedonian Empire in the East; Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts [4 volumes]

Philadelphia: James Y. Humphreys, 1822. Hardcover. Second American from the last London edition. 4 volumes ([2], 380, 358, 359, 395 p.): frontispiece maps (folded) in vols. 1 and 2; 22 cm. Contemporary calf with irregular dark horizontal patterns. Four spine compartments; dark green morocco labels in second compartments with gilt-tooled title "Gillies Grece" and volume number. Gilt decoration in remaining compartments. Gilt-rolled border on each board. All page edges yellow. Marbled endpapers. Vol. 1 frontispiece map: The Western Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests. Vol. 2 frontispiece map: Eastern Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests. Former owner's name at head of title pages: J.D. Slack. In Good Condition: leather is rubbed; joints are weak; spine leather is cracked, with some loss, particularly on vols. 3 and 4; vol. 1 map has old repair of tear near gutter, chipping along fore-edge, just starting to separate along horizontal fold from each end; vol. 2 map has 4-cm. tear from gutter edge, without loss; light foxing throughout; occasional old dampstaining. A solid set of this scarce early 19th-century American edition. Good. Item #002489

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