Item #CNJL2453 God's Playground, A History of Poland; In Two Volumes: Volume I, The Origins to 1795; Volume II, 1795 to the Present. Norman Davies.
God's Playground, A History of Poland; In Two Volumes: Volume I, The Origins to 1795; Volume II, 1795 to the Present

God's Playground, A History of Poland; In Two Volumes: Volume I, The Origins to 1795; Volume II, 1795 to the Present

New York: Columbia University Press, c. 1982. Hardcover. Octavo size, approx. 1300 total pp. Near fine / very good +. Item #CNJL2453

From the New York Times Book Review: "Norman Davies understands and exquisitely conveys the important of historical consciousness in Polish life...This is beyond doubt not only the best book on Poland in the English language, it is THE book on Poland. Anyone writing on Polish affairs - past or present - will have to read it..." (from the back panel of Vol. II).

___DESCRIPTION: Both volumes bound in full red cloth over boards, gilt lettering on the spines, a few maps and black-and-white reproductions of photographs bound in throughout; octavo size (8 3/8" by 5 5/8"), Vol. I approx. 605 pp. and Vol. II approx. 725 pp. Dust jackets with summaries on both flaps and a short author bio on back flaps, flaps are unclipped and unpriced.

___CONDITION: Volumes near fine, with clean boards, straight corners (with one exception), all without rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, and the interiors clean and bright; one corner bumped, the rest straight, the sole prior owner marking we see a notation in blue ink at the top of the verso of the rear free endpapers. The jackets better than very good, clean, with very minor overall wear mostly noticeable at the tail of the spine of Vol. I and a short closed tear to the head of the spine of Vol. II.

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Price: $200.00

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