The Black Death.
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large 8vo. 7 x 10 inches. vi + 249 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Small split at top of wrapper and spine, neatly repaired; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 8 pages of colour plates and by 64 black and white text figures. Decorated by title page vignette and publisher's device. Account of how the Black Death swept westwards across Europe from the Easter Mediterranean in late 1347. In England one third of the population perished and over one thousand villages were deserted, never to be repopulated, 1347-50. This study also examines the social, economic, religious and psychological consequences of the plague. An illustrated edition of the work first published by William Collins in 1969. Philip Ziegler (b.1929), historian, biographer and journalist, previously worked as a diplomat and publisher's editor.
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