London / Glasgow: Blackie and Son, undated. Hardcover. black leather boards w/ gilt decorative trim; five gilt decorative compartments & four raised bands. all edges speckled marble. book lxvi, 896 pgs w/ plates & maps. Good (boards have scuffs & scratches w/ a few rubbed patches; small stain to back board. edges rubbed; a few patches harsh rubbing. spine ends & corners rubbed w/ tear to top. rubbing to raised bands. pgs remain fairly bright). Item #191848
Previous owner's plate to front pastedown. Pages have instances of speckled or spotted foxing, though, volume remains relatively free of more pronounced foxing. Some darkening and heavy foxing to plates. Color tinted maps remain folded, though, with some instances of dark, spotted foxing. Numerous black and white plates. A wonderful collection of arcane, historical knowledge. Decorative gilt remains bright. Volume VI: Rom.--- Wav.