Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1890. 1st. Hardcover. Edition de Grand Luxe. Limited No. 197 of 250 copies printed on Imperial Japanese Vellum. Translated and edited by M.M. Ripley. Introduction by J.P. Mahaffy. Colour chromolithograph frontispiece in each section; over two thousand engravings, including numerous maps, plans, colored plates and in-text illustrations. 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards; gilt ruling; 5 raised bands, gilt ruling & lettering to spines; TEG. A fine, bright set with minimal wear. Item #16177
An extensive, in-depth history of Greek politics, society, ideas, and art. The author has "...quoted largely, in order to show the influence of the Greek authors in the transformations of the Hellenic religion and intellect." - Preface.