New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Three volumes, quarto size, 2082 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL1373
First edition of this three volume set, which "provides a systematic and authoritative examination of the prehistory of every region around the world from the early days of human origins in Africa two million years ago to the beginnings of written history, which in some areas started only two centuries ago. Written by a team of leading international scholars, the volumes include both traditional topics and cutting-edge approaches, such as archaeolinguistics and molecular genetics, and examine the essential questions of human development around the world.
The volumes are organised geographically, exploring the evolution of hominins and their expansion from Africa, as well as the formation of states and development in each region of different technologies such as seafaring, metallurgy and food production. The Cambridge World Prehistory reveals a rich and complex history of the world. It will be an invaluable resource for any student or scholar of archaeology and related disciplines looking to research a particular topic, tradition, region or period within prehistory" (n. b., from the web site of the Press).
___DESCRIPTION: Original full black paper covered boards lettered in gilt to upper boards and backstrips, profusely illustrated in black and white. Volume 1: [i-iv] v-xiv 1-690; Volume 2: [i-iv] v-x [691-692] 693-1353; Volume 3: [i-iv] v-ix [1354-1356] 1357-2049 pp. In the original dust jackets of green with black rectangular panels and white lettering.
___CONDITION: A fine set overall, the bindings are clean and not sunned, each volume with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set is entirely free of prior owner markings. The dust jackets are fine, clean and without wear, Volume One dust jacket has some minor creases at the head of the backstrip with a corresponding gentle bump to the book, else a fine set; like new.
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