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Rollin; M. Crevier
Histoire Romaine Depuis la Fondation de Rome
Paris: Estienne & Fils, 1752. A near-fine set, bound in attractive period full calf binding. . ; Book Europe France; Book History General, contemporary full speckled calf, edges of boards with gilt fillet design, spine with 6 floral gilt compartments of raised bands, maroon morocco lable on two and three. All edges tinted red, marbled paste down and free end papers, Text in French Rollin the important French historian, according to Voltaire \\\\\\\"one of the first French authors who wrote a good style in prose\\\\\\\". His works were written during his retirement. He was nearly sixty when he began the \\\\\\\"Traité des Etudes\\\\\\\", sixty-seven when he undertook his \\\\\\\"Histoire Ancienne\\\\\\\", seventy-seven when he became engaged on his \\\\\\\"Histoire Romaine\\\\\\\", which death prevented him from finishing. The \\\\\\\"Histoire Romaine\\\\\\\", of which he was able to finish only five volumes out of the nine composing the work. The last part is a continuation of Rollin\\\\\\\'s history, written by his follower Crevier., Size : 4to, Elaborate head and tail pieces and initials, title page contains a printer's device, contains 12 folding plates 10 of which are maps., Volume : 8 volumes, ex-libris on paste down endpaper, References : Graesse VI 151; Brunet IV, 1360, Volume 1. P. half-title, blank, title, blank, i-xxvi, preface xxvii-lxxvi, lxxvii-cviii, cix-cxii, 1-555; Volume 2. P. half-title, blank, title, blank, i-lvi, 1-599; Volume 3 P. half-title, blank, title, blank, 1-750; Volume 4. P. half-title, blank, title, blank, 1-651; Volume 5. P. half-title, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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