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The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests... Part the Second; Embracing the History of the Ancient World, from the Dominion of Alexander to that of Augustus; with a Survey of Precedind Periods, and a Continuation the History of Arts and Letters (Volume II Only)

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The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests... Part the Second; Embracing the History of the Ancient World, from the Dominion of Alexander to that of Augustus; with a Survey of Precedind Periods, and a Continuation the History of Arts and Letters (Volume II Only)

by John Gillies

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London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. New Edition. Full leather. Very good. A very good "New edition." Full leather boards. Gilt trim. 5 raised bands. Shelfwear to head and tail of spine. Corners are rubbed. 4 cm x 3 mm loss on back of book. Binding is sturdy, square, and tight. Marbled endpapers. Both hinges have been expertly repaired and covered with matching marbled paper strips (see photos). Page 570 is bent at top left corner. 570 pp. 5 x 8 1/2 inches tall, octavo. His History of Ancient Greece, its Colonies and Conquests was published in 1786; it was translated into French and German. This work was written with a strong monarchist bias. See for instance the opening 'dedication to the king': 'The history of Greece exposes the dangerous turbulence of democracy, and arraigns the despotism of tyrants. By describing the incurable evils inherent in every form of Republican policy, it evinces the inestimable benefits resulting to liberty itself from the lawful dominion of hereditary kings, and the steady operation of well-regulated monarchy'." --Wikipedia

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Title
The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests... Part the Second; Embracing the History of the Ancient World, from the Dominion of Alexander to that of Augustus; with a Survey of Precedind Periods, and a Continuation the History of Arts and Letters (Volume II Only)
Author
John Gillies
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Full leather
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Used - Very good
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New Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
T. Cadell and W. Davies
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1820
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