Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Histoire des Républiques Italiennes du Moyen-Age. 10-vol. set (Complete)

Paris: Furne et Cie. 1840. Nouvelle Edition (New Edition). Hardcover. Quarto. XXXI, [1], 423, [1], 541, [1], 512, 504, 498, 509, [1], 507, [1], 520, 519, [1], 431, [1]pp. Original half cloth over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering and ruling on spines. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker and tissue-guarded frontispiece in each volume. Monumental history of the medieval Italian Republics in which the author emphazises that these republics were not democratic in any meaningful modern sense. It was essentially the rule of the trading interests (The burgesses.) Its no coincidence that this form of government was preferred in these booming trading towns over monarchies. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded engravings. Moderate rubbing along edges. Head of spine of 7th volume slightly chipped. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Bindings in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g. Item #34110

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