Very good. xvii + continued pagination from volume One, 305-647pp., tall 8vo, cloth; ex lib., library card pocket, and library stamps. New York: Interscience Publishers, 1960. A very good copy. VOLUME TWO ONLY.
Fine Set/Near Fine Dust Jackets. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall A FINE HARDCOVER SET IN DUST JACKETS AND SLIPCASE. (Note: This is NOT the usual Ex-library or library discard set, but these are lovely volumes from a PRIVATE COLLECTION) Both Volumes are in FINE CONDITION, quite bright, entirely clean and unmarked, large and solid volumes. Each is in its original NEAR FINE condition Dust jacket (jackets show only light aging and minor wear, and each is now protected by a mylar wrapper). Both Volumes are enclosed in the original black slipcase, which shows slight wear marks at extremities. A Large quarto set, books each 8 1/2" x 11". Bound in brown boards, with bright red title panels featuring gilt lettering on both front and spine. 647 total pages, each volume Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, maps and diagrams, including frontis. photos; with index and source notes to rear of volume two. Published by MacDonald & Evans LTD, Great Britain and Interscience Publishers, New York and printed in Great Britain. This important work by professsor Leslie Aitchison is for everyone who is interested in the discovery of metals and in the ways they haved been used through the centuries, including metallurgists, historians and archaeologists. Volume one includes 8 chapters: HERALDING METAL / THE FOUR RIVERS OF PARADISE / TRADERS FROM TROY / BRONZE-SMITHS AND BLACKSMITHS / GOLD AND SILVER, IVORY, AND APES AND PEACOCKS / THE SEVEN METALS OF ANTIQUITY / ECLIPSE IN THE WEST / PHILOSOPHERS, PUFFERS, AND MAGES. Volume two includes: EUROPE ASCENDANT / SPANISH CENTURY / SALVATION BY COKE / MAKING UP THE TALLY / TO THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE EARTH / THE NEW LOOK / CHANGE AND DECAY.
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