The Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth.
London: Bettesworth and Hitch, 1738-1771. 4 volume set, 10.25 inches tall. A magnificent set in full 18th century tree calf with gilt bands and wonderful twin labels. The tree calf of the boards is framed within a fine gilt roll. Yellow edges typical of the period. Armorial bookplate of James Beveridge Duncan of Damside and a neat previous owner's ink name, dated 1833, on the first and third title pages. A spectacular set of the rare first edition with engraved frontispiece and a further 37 plates.