Helmet and Spear: Tales from the Wars of the Greeks and Romans. Rev. A. J. CHURCH.

Helmet and Spear: Tales from the Wars of the Greeks and Romans.

London: Seeley and Co., 1900. [Ancient Military History] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.xii; 380 [8]. With eight black and white plates, including a frontispiece. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles, and gilt and black decoration to spine and upper. Yellow-coated endpapers. Heavy spotting to first and final leaves, with moderate spotting throughout. Toning and spotting to edges. Fairly light wear to cloth. Very good. A light narrative of most of the major military engagements of the Greek and Roman worlds, from Marathon to the demise of Attila the Hun, intended for the use of young people. Church takes a fairly straight-forward view of history, plainly indicating that in each instance the outcome was ultimately 'for the best.'. Item #57808

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