Large quarto. XIV, 800, XII, 794, XII, 824pp. Original illustrated tan cloth. Frontispiece in each volume protected with a tissue-guard. Title pages in red and black lettering. Remarkable 3-vol. set of Maspero's monumental work on the history of the ancient East. When first published, this work was considered the most comprehensive and trustworthy account of the ancient Eastern world. It is a remarkably full encyclopaedia of the subject of which it treats, arranged in chronological and not in alphabetical order. This set is magnificently illustrated with hundreds of illustrations and maps (including some in full color). Front joint of first volume frayed, and head and tail of spine chipped. Each binding sunned on spine and along edges. Previous owner's inscription on each free front endpaper and dated 1937. Bindings in overall poor (Vol. I) to good- (Vols. 2 & 3), interior in good+ to very good condition. First edition (Vols. 2 & 3); Third edition, revised (Vol. 1). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Dawn of Civilization: Egypt and Chaldaea...
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Publication Date: 1900
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