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The History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides. The text according to Bekker’s edition, with some alterations. Illustrated by maps, taken entirely from actual surveys. With notes, chiefly historical and geographical, by Thomas Arnold.
Oxford: Printed by S. Collingwood ; 1832; 1835 1830 - FIRST ARNOLD EDITION, 11 engraved maps, half-title of vol. ii (the only one called for) present, frequent pencilled underlining and marginalia (mostly ticks but some more substantial notes, some erased), pp. xxxix, [i], 674; xv, [i], 468; xxii, 536, 8vo, contemporary half navy blue calf, marbled boards, spines with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, the rest infilled iwth a pattern of rolls comprising swashes, leaves, and dots, boards a little scuffed, bookplate of Henry H. Stuttard over that of Richard Fort, very good An attractive copy of the first edition of Thucydides edited by the schoolmaster Thomas Arnold, an immediately successful and lasting edition, still in print from the Cambridge University Press. Arnold freshly collated several important manuscripts, including an important early version of Book 3 (Laurentian MS C), and added detailed notes on topography and history.
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