A NEW HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR: Complete in Four Volumes. I. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War; II. The Archidamian War; III. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition; IV. The Fall of the Athenian Empire.

Reprints (1989-90). Original cloth (brown, blue and red) with gilt lettering to spines. Vols. 2-4 in dustwrappers. A very near fine set, the bindings tight and square. Vol. 1 has a gift inscription to the front free endpaper, the remaining volumes without inscriptions or stamps. The three dustwrappers are near fine. Very light rubbing to the front panel and a little creasing to the inner flap of Vol. 2; minimal wear along the top edge of Vol. 3. The wrappers are unclipped and unpriced. A sharp, clean set.

Originally published between 1969 and 1987, Kagan's magisterial history of the war between Athens and Sparta remains the standard modern work on the subject. 'The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. [...] Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers. (George Steiner, 'The New Yorker'); 'One of the great works of modern classical scholarship' (Jonathan Sumption, 'The Spectator').

Stock code: 19463


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