The Ancient History Of The Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes And Persians, Macedonians, And Grecians. By M. Rollin... Translated From The French. In six volumes. New Edition. Illustrated With Maps And Other Engravings.

By: ROLLIN, Charles 1661-1741.

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Fine 6 volume set in matching contemporary full leather bindings. Hinges are very good. No loose or missing pages. Profusely illustrated with 15 maps. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.50" x 1.25" . Tan diced calf covered boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt publication date to the base of the spine, and contrasting labels in green and red, (title and volume number). Edges lightly rubbed and gilt dulled, otherwise a very clean set in very good matching bindings. Marbled endpapers and matching marbled page edges. Clean text and illustrations throughout. Just light offseting and foxing to the illustrations. Vol. I. : [4pp.]/pp.6/pp.135/[1p.]/pp.374 + Engraved portrait frontis and 5 folding maps; Vol. II. : pp.8/pp.554 + 1 folding plan and 3 folding maps; Vol. III. : pp.8/pp.555 + 3 folding maps ; Vol. IV. : pp.8/pp.542 + 1 folding plan, and 4 folding maps; Vol. V. : pp.8/pp.560 + 1 engraving ; Vol. VI. : pp.8/pp.647 . *** "Charles Rollin (January 30, 1661 in Paris - December 14, 1741 in Paris) was a French historian and educator. Rollin was the son of a cutler, and at the age of 22 was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He held that post for two years instead of one, and in 1699 was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais. Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His once famous Ancient History (Histoire Ancienne) (12 vols.) (Paris, 1730–38), and the less generally read Roman History (Histoire Romaine) (only five of nine volumes finished by the time of his death), were avowed compilations, uncritical and somewhat inaccurate. But they instructed and interested, generation after generation. A more original and really important work was his Traité des études (Paris, 1726–31), which contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, discarding the medieval traditions that had lingered in France, emphasizing the study of national history after dropping Latin for vernacular in textbooks. Rollin himself didn't begin writing in French until age 60." - See Wikipedia

Title: The Ancient History Of The Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes And Persians, Macedonians, And Grecians. By M. Rollin... Translated From The French. In six volumes. New Edition. Illustrated With Maps And Other Engravings.

Author Name: ROLLIN, Charles 1661-1741.

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Publisher: London: Printed For Longman and Co.; T. Cadell; John Richardson; J.M. Richardson; W.T. Clarke; [and 27 others in London, and 1 each in Cambridge, York, Liverpool and Edinburgh], 1839 . 0:

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