(Oxford: D. A. Talboys, 1838, 1846). 223 x 137 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Four volumes. Translated from the German by David Talboys. Second Edition.
Pleasing bindings of contemporary polished calf, raised bands, spine compartments attractively gilt, red or green morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. With folding maps and temple plan, and several engraved plates. Joints a bit darkened, bindings with a few other trivial defects, one map slightly foxed, otherwise clean and bright internally, and very nearly fine overall; a most attractive set on the shelf of these political and economic histories of the ancient world, by the German scholar Heeren (1760-1842), accounts "that materially aided the study of history in England," (DNB), offered here in the English version by Oxford historian David Talboys (1789-1840).
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PJP Catalog: Sets1.026