The Grecian History from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great. Vols. I & II

The Grecian History from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great. Vols. I & II

Goldsmith, Dr. [OLIVER]

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Goldsmith's Roman history was so well received that he decided to write a history of Greece. Though his historical writings helped educate many generations of schoolchilren and adults, it is said that at times Goldsmith was extremely gullible. When he was working on this history, he apparently asked Edward Gibbon the name of the Indian prince who fought against Alexander. When Gibbon flippantly replied, Montezuma, Goldsmith credulously wrote down the name. Despite unusable advice from facetious friends, Goldsmith persevered and completed this account on the eve of his death. Index at rear of vol. II.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. and F. Rivington et al
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1774
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols.: 399; 284 p. + 64 p. index. 21 cm. Full leather with raised spine bands. Stain and scuff to lower front board of vol. I. Spine ends a little chipped, some scuffing to boards, corners worn. Front board detached on vol. II. Bookplates on front pastedowns for Edward Chatterton-Orpen. Pages clean and neat.