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GIBBON, Edward.

GIBBON, Edward.

First and early editions and finely bound sets of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon.

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  1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
    GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London : 1776-88

    First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 136924

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    GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London : 1816

    First Allason edition. On 1 July 1791, Cadell asked Gibbon to assign the renewed copyright in the first volume to him and Strahan as had been agreed by them in 1780. This extended the copyright of that volume, so that the entire History ceased to be copyright only when that agreement expired in 1804. The expiry of the copyright allowed a number of reprints... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 123323

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    GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London : 1854-5

    An attractive Victorian edition of Gibbon's great work, originally published from 1776 to 1788. Gibbon's seminal work ranks as a "masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style" and has "remained one of the ageless historical works which maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar" (PMM). Henry G. Bohn initially... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 128827

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