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GIBBON, Edward.

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

In nine volumes. A new edition, with numerous embellishments.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Published by S. A. and H. Oddy, 1809

Stock Code: 132756

£975
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Notes

An attractive set of Gibbon's great history, 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).

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Description

9 volumes, octavo (212 x 125 mm). Early 19th-century diced calf, smooth spines lettered and tooled in gilt on black grounds, marbled endpapers, blue speckled edges.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece to first volume, engraved title page to each volume, 3 folding maps, 14 engravings.

Condition

20th-century bookplate of the English historian Roger Lockyer (1927-2017) to front free endpaper of each volume. Light scuffing to spines. An excellent set.

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