Histoire Ancienne Des Egyptiens, des Cathaginois des Assyriens, des Babyloniens, des Medes et des Perses, des Macedoniens, de Grecs.
Charles Rollin (1661-1741) published his Ancient History between 1730-38. This 6-volume quarto edition predates the author's death by a year. While the history of these works cannot be taken at face value and would not hold up to contemporary historiographic standards, what they do offer is a profound example of early 18th-century French academic practices in the study of Ancient civilizations, revealing more about scholar-author Rollin and his perspective on both the Classical period and his methodologies in regards to the study of history.
Publisher: EVeuve Estienne
Date Published: 1740
Place Published: Paris
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 6-Volume set. lxiv, 574, p with engraved frontispiece and 5 foldout maps; 715, p with 4 foldout maps; 831, p with 2 foldout maps; 712, p with 2 foldout maps and 1 engraved plate; 852, p with 2 engraved plates; 816p. 16 cm full leather quarto bindings with gild, raised bands and red title labels on spines. Some of the maps feature coloured geopolitical boarders and are bound sporadically throughout the set. FRENCH language text. Ex-library with bookplates and labels on endpapers. Some staining to endpapers. Leather scuffed with bumped corners, cracks along hinges exposing some cords, deterioration of leather at extremes of spine. bands scuffed with fading to some of the gilt. Pages and plates clean. Text unmarked.