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Lot 0031
  • Title: The History of France Signed
  • Author: Alexander Ranken
  • Publisher: 1801, T. Cadell Jun. & W. Davies London
  • Edition: first edition

    The History of France, Civil and Military, Ecclesiastical, Political, Literal, Commercial, &c. &c.Volumes l, ll, lll. Volume 1,1801  'From the Time of Its Conquest by Clovis, A.D. 486. This volume bears the inscription   on the free endpaper,  "To Mr. William Maxwell / of New York, N. America / From / The Author".        Volume ll, 1802   'From the Death of Charlemagne. A.D. 814, to the Accession of Hugh Capet, A.D. 987.  Volume lll, 1804  'From the Accession of Hugh Capet, A.D. 987, to the Accession of St. Lewis, A.D. 1226'.   Three volumes, all 1st editions, uniformly rebound in maroon buckram with leather spine labels.  All in excellent condition, internally  as well as the bindings. There is one  complete set listed at the Library of Congress.  There is one complete set listed on the British  Library online catalogue. Alexander Ranken is  known to have authored three books that were theological in nature, however 'The History of France' was his life's work.  This is a truly scare  item , doubly so with the inscription. The three volumes are housed in  a custom slipcase.

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  • Condition

    excellent collectible condition

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    The History of France Signed

    Estimate $300 - $350Aug 1, 2018
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