The History of Sicily: from the Earliest Times. 4 Volumes

By: Freeman, Edward August

Price: $225.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Xxxvi, 609; xx, 583, 8; xxxv, 750, 8; xxvii, 551, 8 pp. Large folding frontis map in Vol. I, plus 15 of 16 maps (10 folding) , one numismatic plate. In original dark red cloth with blind ruling to the covers, gilt to the spines. Octavos. Index at the end of each volume, plus ads. All with normal library marks (last check out was 1937). Vol. I has undergone the most wear, dark red library tape on spine with white lettering, interior reinforced with tape at hinges, last few leaves threatening to come out but holding, large folding map is fragile with chipping and wear at folds. The other volumes are much fresher and the folding maps are quite nice, again with very little wear or marking to the pages. Vol. 1 : The Native Nations; The Phoenicians and Greek Settlements. Vol. II : From the Beginning of the Greek Settlement to the Beginning of Athenian Intervention. Vol. III : The Athenian and Carthaginian Invasions. Vol. IV : From the Tyranny Of Dionysios To The Death of Agathokles. Published after his death in connection with his son in law. Priced low to reflect condition but scarce in all 4 volumes and still respectable and readable. Heavy for international shipping. Freeman was an Oxonian, professor of history and quite well thought of in his times. This work, in common with his works generally, is distinguished by exhaustiveness of treatment and research, critical ability, and general accuracy. He was almost exclusively a political historian, and his works were infused with the personal insights he gained from his practical experience of people and institutions. Sold with all faults. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: The History of Sicily: from the Earliest Times. 4 Volumes

Author Name: Freeman, Edward August

Categories: History: Western Europe, Classics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1891-1894

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10699

Keywords: Sicily Normans Sikels Phoenicians Carthaginians Syracuse,