Oxford & London: James Parker & Co., 1868. First Edition, First Printing. First edition. Two volumes (or, as the titles pages state, two half-volumes). Octavo, original maroon cloth decorated in blind on front & rear panels, titled and ruled in gilt on spines. xii + 472; 473-959 pp (pagination is continuous); three large folding plates in Volume One, brown coated endpapers. Blindstamped "Presented by the Publisher" on title leaf and first leaf of text in Vol. One. Cloth rubbed, scuffed and frayed, some wear along spine edges and at tips, rear outer spine hinge of Vol. One neatly repaired; a good, sound set. Item #308604
¶ A Chronology and timeline of Ancient History pertaining to the Old Testament figures of Esther and Ahasuerus. Rare.