The History of the Peloponnesian War, Translated from the Greek of Thucydides.
London: Evans, 1781. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A rather splendid 18th century tree calf with a smooth back, triple labels and dense and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. A single filet frames the boards. Rubbed and with some loss to a long defunct insect and some very slight splitting. With 2 folding maps. Thucydides is generally regarded as one of the first true historians and his wrote his great history of the Peloponnesian War as it took place.