The Historians' History of the World, Edited by H.S. Williams, Vol. XXIII, The Times, 1908.
Published by The Times, London, 1908. Dimensions : 259mm x 171mm x 69mm. Weight : 2.000kg net. Condition : Fair.
The Historians' History of the World, edited by Henry Smith Williams, LL.D., Volume XXIII, published by The Times, London, 1908. Copyright 1904, 1907, by Henry Smith Williams. Printed by Morrison & Gibb, Limited, Edinburgh. Volume XXIII, The History of the United States, Book II, Later Colonial and National Periods.
Dimensions : 259mm x 171mm x 69mm. Weight : 2.000kg net.
8vo, 686 medium numbered pages plus xxxv pp's and 48 illustrations including quality photographic plates.
Condition/Notes : The front dark maroon leather board has wear to edges, bumped corners, marking to face and split from the spine along lh edge. The board is not detached but is loose. The back board is similar with wear and rubbing to rh edge along spine. The spine has wear and rubbing to top and tail with wear to ribbing. Gilt print. Front paste-down and e/p have maroon marbling with 90mm split to cloth on hinge but not detached. Front e/p verso blank. pp's follow with title. Frontispiece follows with black and white engraving of Francis Parkman with tissue guard. Title page follows with full details and dated 1908; verso printing details. Contents follows pvii - pxii (Chapters I to VIII). Illustrations Volume XXIII follows with page numbers for the 48 illustrations including 7 photographic plates of paintings and prints and 1 coloured Map of The United States. The pages are generally in good clean condition with light toning to borders and some foxing spots in places. Light general usage. A General Bibliography follows from p671 to p686 followed by the Map. Marbled e/p and paste-down good condition. The binding is tight and fully intact with the exception of the aforementioned front board. Gilt edges. Overall, a very interesting and detailed study; part of the 25 Volume set. Please view the images below :
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