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[FORE-EDGE]. THUCYDIDES.
De bello peloponnesiaco libri octo: ex optimis editionibus expressi.
Oxford & London: S. Collingwood, Deighton, 1831. A prize binding of full green morocco, gilt supra-libros stamped onto front cover, "Sixth Form. Private Study" in gilt on back cover, gilt spine (worn). A fore-edge painting of the Temple of Jupiter on the Acropolis. Some minor spotting. Signatures of Albert Norman Pritchard, 1849, and George Hutchins, 1930. Later edition. Nineteenth-century edition of a classic work, with a prize binding and fore-edge painting. The text is in Greek, supplemented by the preface and index in English. Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War is an eye-witness account of the great conflict between Athens and Sparta (431-404 B.C.), in which Thucydides himself participated as a general.
Bookseller: Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts [California, United States]

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