An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time to the Present: Compiled from Original Authors; and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes. Chronological, and Other Tables.
Various contributors. A 65 volume study in its entirety, this set includes only the first 6 volumes. The history of debatable as it includes information such as the building of Noah's Ark. However, its historical significance as a document of 18th century understandings of history , as well as the beauty of its presentation, make the set a valuable collector's item.
Publisher: George Faulkner, In Essex-Street
Date Published: 1744
Place Published: Dublin
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 1st 6 vols. only. Vol. 1: xlii, 1022p with 10 foldout plates/maps; , 796p. with 1 foldout map; vi, 884p with 3 maps (cuttings taken from 2 maps); Vol. 4: vi, 848p with 9 plates, 8 are foldouts and 3 have descriptive information cut out of the map); Vol. 5: iv, , 744p with 4 foldout maps; Vol. 6 missing title page, 871, p with no illustrations. 37 cm folios in full leather. Gilt with red and green labels on spines. Includes numerous engraved plates throughout all the volumes. All volumes show considerable wear from time and usage: cracks and tears in leather, soiling and scuffing to boards and spine, bumped and torn corners. All bindings remain intact. Pages clean and text clear. Sold "as is" and subject to additional shipping charges due to weight.