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The History of Arts and Sciences of Antients by M - Hardcover - 1768 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

The History of Arts and Sciences of Antients

by M

Condition: Good


London - J and F Rivington, R Baldwin et al., 1768 Book. Good. Hardcover. Twelve volumes ofhistorical writings by Charles Rollin. The History of the Arts and Sciences comes in three volumes:Volume I: Agriculture, commerce, Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music and Art MilitaryVolume II: Art Military, Grammar, Philology, Rhetoric, PoetryVolume III: Poetry, History, Eloquence, Philosophy, Civil Law, Metaphysics and Physics, Physic, Botany, Chymisty, Anatomy, Mathematics, Geometry, Astronomy, Arithmetic, Geography and Navigation. With twelve plates to volume I of The History of the Arts and forty plates to volume II, totalling fifty-two plates. Collated, volumes I-III of The History of The Arts is complete. The second edition of The History of the Arts. The Roman History From The Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium is the third edition of this work. Volumes VI-X are by Mr Crevier as a continuation of Rollin's work. Lacking volume V of The Roman History and therefore an incomplete set of this work. With twenty-three plates across the present volumes of The Roman History. Collation unavailable for this work, although title page states that the volumes are illustrated with 'maps and copper-plates'. There are no maps to the nine volumes present and therefore it is possible that there are plates lacking. Both sets of works are translated into English from the original French. Charles Rollin was a French historian and educator. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spine labels. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the boards and to the head and tail of spines. Bumping to the extremities. Loss to the head of spine to arts volume I. Small loss to the head and tail of spine to Arts volume II. Split to spine ofvolume III of Arts, may result in a split to the binding which is weak at the split inspine. Loss to thehead of spine to Arts vol III. Crack to head of front joint to volume I of Historyresulting in thehinge being slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's small notation to the first page of vol one of History. Loss to the head of spine to volume II of History. Loss to the head and tail of spine to vols III and IVof History. Loss to the tail of spine to volume VI of History. Crack to the head of rear joint to volume VI of History. Front hinge to vol II of History is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge tovolumeVIII of Historyis strained but firm. Front hinge to volume IX of History is slightly strained but firm. Rear hingeto volume VIII ofHistory is tender with cordsshowing. Front hinge to vol IV of History is slightly strained but firm. Crack to rear joint of vol X of History and some loss to the calf at the board. Loss to the tail of spine to vol X of History. Tear to front pastedown of volume VIII to History, resulting in slight loss. Heavy loss to the rear pastedown of volume VIII. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Only volume with problems tobindingis aforementionedvolume III of Arts which is weak at the split in the spine, otherwise volume is firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spots throughout. Slightlyheavier spotting to the outer margin of page 281 to vol I of History,not affecting the text. Loss to the rear endpaper of volume IX to History. Overall: GOOD..
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  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 052840
  • Title: The History of Arts and Sciences of Antients
  • Author: M
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London - J and F Rivington, R Baldwin et al.
  • Date published: 1768


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