Niebuhr, B. G. Lectures on Ancient Ethnography and Geography (2 volume set); Comprising Greece and Her Colonies, Epirus, Macedonia, Illyricum, Italy, Gaul, Spain, Britain, The North of Africa, etc. London: Walton and Maberly, 1853. 
Two volumes in polished calf, sometime expertly rebacked, at which time the end papers were replaced. Red & olive calf spine title labels, bright gilt decorations and rules to spines & edges, marbled page ends & end papers, each volume measures 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. The binding corners are worn; there is a half inch surface crack to the bottom of the front outer hinge of volume one. xi., 314; iv., 375 clean pp. The bindings are tight and make for a very handsome set indeed. Very good. Full calf.
Translated from the German edition of Dr. Isler, by Dr. Leonhard Scbhmitz, F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh; with Additions and Corrections from his own MS. notes.
These lectures were delivered in the University of Bonn during the winter of 1827-28
Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1776-1831), b. Copenhagen, Denmark; d. Bonn, Prussia. Niebuhr is credited as the founder of the modern method of historiography - "all subsequent historians are in some sense indebted to him." - Encyclopedia Britannica online.