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  • Sold Date: Jul 17, 2009
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A History of the Crusades

Steven Runciman

Easton Press Collector's Edition

Three Volume Complete Leather Set

FINE - as New - Pristine

Never Read - Satin Page Marker unmoved from publisher's placement

No writings, stamps, or nameplates from previous ownership

No longer available from the publisher!!!

"...true stories of bravery and cowardice, rash daring and wily intrigue."
Heralded as a great classic of historical writing, this stunning leather-bound set is a definitive and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from their birth in the 11th century to their decline in the 14th. Sir Steven Runciman, one of the world's most distinguished historians, brings the reader into the midst of the historical action through his engaging and compelling narrative. Each volume is enhanced by a series of illustrations and relevant, detailed maps that further bring the history to life.
(EP catalog 2006)

"One of the grand historical monuments of the twentieth century ... Written with imagination and based on immense scholarship, (the volumes) are filled with true stories of rash daring and wily intrigue as the flower of Western knighthood assaults the infidel East for God, gold and glory." - Washington Post Book World

List of Titles:

Volume I - The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem Volume II - The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East 1100-1187 Volume III - The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades

Exclusive Leather-Bound Collector's Edition

Genuine Premium Leather Moire Fabric Endsheets Permanent Satin Ribbon Page Marker 22-karat Gold Gilded Page Edges Smythe-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability Luxurious Spines Hubbed with Raised Ring

SHIPPING / HANDLING: The book will be shipped via USPS media mail including tracking number unless otherwise requested, with special care taken during packing to ensure you receive the books as described. Packaging will be a hard box for care as we do not use shipping bags or envelopes. For multiple purchases, when possible every effort will be made to combine shipping at a discount.

You will note that I am new to the on-line selling of books, however I plan to be active for a long time. I am beginning to help my father liquidate his library of over 5000 collectible leather books. These include Easton Press, Franklin Library and older leatherbound items. All transactions will be handled with the utmost of professionalism. I look forward to presenting you the opportunity to build on your own collection. If you have any questions or are looking for something in particular, I may be able to help! Please forward for a timely reply.