The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Edward Gibbon.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776-1788.

Complete in six volumes. All First Editions except volume 1, which is a Second Edition. Large quarto. Full contemporary mid-brown calf with early 20th century rebacks (vol. 1 fully renewed at the same time) and replaced endpapers, raised bands, red lettering piece and black numbering piece. Tips worn and exposed, boards edge-worn. Sporadic light foxing throughout. A handful of small closed tears and marginal stains. Vol. 1 has some offsetting from engraved frontispiece portrait to title page as well as heavy foxing to both; first page of preface torn and missing about half; small wax stain on pages 471-4. Vol. 2: both maps present with small marginal tears but no loss. Vol. 3: binder mistakenly placed duplicate of map, "The western Part of the Roman Empire," in previous volume rather than "The eastern Part..." map. An attractive set of Gibbons' magnificent history. Item #160730004

Price: $8,500.00

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