The Five Great Monarchies of The Ancient Eastern World [1871-1876, Second edition] TOGETHER WITH The Sixth Great Oriental Monarchy [1873, First edition] + The Seventh Great Oriental Monarchy [1876, First edition]. FIVE VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET.
RAWLINSON, GEORGE (1812-1902).
8vo. Volume I: xx, 590 pp. + [1 (xxi) continuation of list of illustrations, bound at rear], 439 woodcut illustrations in text / Volume II: vii, 580 pp., 2 folding maps of which one is a frontispiece, 86 woodcut illustrations / Volume III: viii, 567 pp., 2 folding maps of which one is a frontispiece, 132 woodcut illustrations & plans, index / Volume IV: xiii, , 458 pp., half-title, colour frontispiece, 1 folding map, 2 plans, 28 woodcut illustrations, minor foxing at the inner margin of title page & frontispiece / Volume V: xxi, 691 pp., 19 b/w illustrations including a folding map, 55 woodcut illustrations in text, half-title, index, uniform contemporary blue full calf, marbled endpaper & edges, title gilt on red label on a decorated raised spine, bookplate verso front covers, John Murray & Longmans Green, London, 1871-1876.
Rawlinson, was the Canon of Canterbury, and a writer of ancient history. Early in his career he devoted himself to the preparation of an elaborate English edition of Herodotus, and it was published in 4 volumes 1858-60.
Perusing his researches in this field, Rawlinson summarised for his generation in a scholarly form the results of researches and excavations in Iraq and Iran, and published this work in 4 volumes in 1862-67. This is the second edition. (DNB).