First editions, first printings (except volume 12, which is the second edition). 13 volumes, lacking the later published (1979) 'companion volume' 13. Publisher's original navy blue cloth with titles in gilt to the spines, in dustwrappers. Top edges navy blue. The atlas volume containing around 300 colour maps. A fine set, the bindings square and tight, the contents clean and crisp throughout and free from inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the largely very good/near fine dustwrappers which have some occasional marking and a few small nicks to some volumes (more so to volumes 7 and 11) - the dustwrapper of volume 2 being the exception with a 3cm portion missing from the spine and front panel and some general marking and small tears. Not price-clipped.
An appealing set of this comprehensive work, which replaced the original Cambridge Modern History as an entirely new project with all new editors and contributors. It included a wide range of the latest scholarship on traditional themes as well as greater coverage of science, technology, political ideas, the arts, intellectual history, and the development of warfare, forming one of the most thoroughgoing examinations of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the world from 1493 to 1945. The set is composed of: Vol. I: The Renaissance, 1493-1520; Vol. II: The Reformation, 1520-1559; Vol. III: The Counter-Reformation and Price Revolution, 1559-1610; Vol. IV: The Decline of Spain and the Thirty Years War 1609-48/59; Vol. V: The Ascendancy of France 1648-88; Vol. VI: The Rise of Great Britain and Russia, 1688-1725; Vol. VII: The Old Regime, 1713-1763; Vol. VIII: The American and French Revolutions 1763-93; Vol. IX: War and Peace in an Age of Upheaval, 1793-1830; Vol. X: The Zenith of European Power 1830-70; Vol. XI: Material Progress and World-Wide Problems 1870-1898; Vol. XII: The Shifting Balance of World Forces 1898-1945; Vol. XIV: Atlas.
Stock code: 19458