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The Great Canal at Suez : Its Political, Engineering and Financial History (2-Volume Set)

The Great Canal at Suez : Its Political, Engineering and Financial History (2-Volume Set)

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The Great Canal at Suez : Its Political, Engineering and Financial History (2-Volume Set)

by Percy Fitzgerald

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Tinsley Brothers, 1876. Hardcover. Good. Collectible first edition, first printing of Percy Fitzgerald's landmark history, The Great Canal at Suez: Its Political, Engineering and Financial History With an Account of the Struggles of Its Projector, Ferdinand de Lesseps. Two volumes complete. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine panels. John Chipman Gray bookplates to both front pastedowns. His copies. Gray, a noted lawyer, legal scholar and Harvard professor, co-founded the now global and prominent law firm of Ropes and Gray. Vol. I: [i-vii] viii-x [xi] xii [xiii-xiv] [1] 2-[1] 2-335 [336]. Vol. II: [i-viii] [1] 2-347 [348]. Collated and complete as issued. Frontis illustrations (map and rendering). Appendices include official documents and papers. Both volumes tight and unmarked with bumped corners, wrinkling to heads and tails of spine panels, faded gilt to spine panels and several small water stains to board cloth. Note also that both volumes are largely unopened, as issued from the publisher. A presentable set of an important Suez Canal collectible. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

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Collectible first edition, first printing of Percy Fitzgerald's landmark history, The Great Canal at Suez: Its Political, Engineering and Financial History With an Account of the Struggles of Its Projector, Ferdinand de Lesseps. Two volumes complete. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine panels. John Chipman Gray bookplates to both front pastedowns. His copies. Gray, a noted lawyer, legal scholar and Harvard professor, co-founded the now global and prominent law firm of Ropes and Gray. Vol. I: [i-vii] viii-x [xi] xii [xiii-xiv] [1] 2-[1] 2-335 [336]. Vol. II: [i-viii] [1] 2-347 [348]. Collated and complete as issued. Frontis illustrations (map and rendering). Appendices include official documents and papers. Both volumes tight and unmarked with bumped corners, wrinkling to heads and tails of spine panels, faded gilt to spine panels and several small water stains to board cloth. Note also that both volumes are largely unopened, as issued from the publisher. A presentable set of an important Suez Canal collectible. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

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Bookseller
Midnight Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
375317
Title
The Great Canal at Suez : Its Political, Engineering and Financial History (2-Volume Set)
Author
Percy Fitzgerald
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Tinsley Brothers
Date Published
1876
Weight
0.00 lbs
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May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

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