1852. Item #70360
GROTE, George. HISTORY OF GREECE. Vol. I.(-XII.) London: John Murray, v.d. (1852-56). The work is comprised of volumes from the third and fourth editions. Offered with: THE MINOR WORKS OF GEORGE GROTE. With critical remarks on his intellectual character, writings, and speeches, by Alexander Bain. London: John Murray, 1873. In all, thirteen octavo volumes uniformly bound: light brown calf, red and black labels and gilt decoration at spine, gilt-stamped double-rule border to sides, marbled endpapers, with all edges marbled to match. Bookplate at front pastedown of each volume. Several volumes of the History have maps at the end, many are folding. Some of the maps show light foxing, but the set is quite clean and fresh overall. The spines have darkened and the gilt has dulled. A solid set, though most volumes show some occasional, superficial rubbing at edges and/or joints. Vol. I has one joint just starting. Vol. 8 has a chip in one label. Nonetheless it a handsome, near-fine set of Grote's popular history.