Oxford: Printed by W. Baxter, 1823. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. 8vo. , iixxiv, , 2-422, ; , 2-507,  pp. Half turn-of-the-century morocco over marbled paper boards with the spines in six compartments, gold lettering on the spines; all edges decoratively speckeld. Yellow endpapers and pastedowns. Armorial bookplate of D.H. McAlpine on the front pastedowns with the motto "Cuinich Bas Alpine; Srioghal Mo Dhream". A nice early nineteenth-century set of Polybius translated into English, and a respected translation at that. Bruggemann 243. Moss 530. Oxford Classical Dictionary, "Polybius", 1209-1210. Smith 143. Polybius was a Hellenistic historian who chronicled Rome's rise to power in the Mediterranean. He was a friend to Scipio and witnessed some of the war between Rome and Carthage. He is the only Hellenistic historical writer of whose works we have a significant portion. Like Thucydides, Polybius believed in using first-hand accounts to compose a proper history. He helped expand Thucydides' foundational, scientific approach to history to the Roman world. Very Good+. Item #00009976
A Very Good or better set with minor wear to the extremities and occasional, scattered foxing to the pageblock.