The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium: That is, to the End of the Commonwealth. Volumes 7-12 &14 Only. (7 of sixteen). The Second Edition.
London: J. & P. Knapton: 1754. A very nice part set of this work. Full leather contemporary binding with burgundy labels. Internally clean and tidy with red and black titles, illus. and plates. Vols. 8-9 revised and completed by J.B.L. Crevier; vols. 10-16 by Crevier, being the continuation of Rollin's work. Each vol. has an engraved Frontis (so 7 plates). There are also 5 engraved folding maps (1 - that of Gaul, is hand coloured) and a engraved illus. of Caesar's bridge over the Rhine (Both in vol. XII.) Charles Rollin (1661-1741) was a French academic and educationalist, in 1699 he was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais. Hi Jansenist principles led to limits on his progression, and Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His Roman history was in much part a compilation, and was a generally uncritical study. [xii], 372., xliv, 340., [xxiv], 376., [xxxii], 352., [xvi], 406., [xx], 384., [xvi], 372.
Condition: Externally, the binding to these volumes are clean and tidy, but with some rubbing to the leather. The labels are clean, with a touch of nicking only. Vol. XII has a closed tear to leaf A4. Otherwise the books are internally remarkably bright and tidy, with just the occasional bit of foxing / darkening.