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Gibbon, Edward.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
The Third Edition (with the portrait that is missing in the First Edition). 6 volumes (complete set). London, W.Strahan & T.Cadell, 1777-1788. 4° (24 x 28,5 cm). Volume I: Portrait-Frontispice of Edward Gibbon, VI, (9), 704, (6) pages / Volume II: (5), Errata-leaf, 2 Large Foldout-Maps, 640 pages / Volume III: (6), Errata-Leaf, Large Fold-Out Map, 640 pages / Volume IV: VIII, 620 pages / Volume V: (6), 684 pages / Volume VI: (6), 646 pages plus 26 nn. pages and Errata-leaf for volumes IV, V and VI. Hardcover. Beautifully rebacked in full calf, with original boards and new endpapers. Minor foxing only. Very good+ condition of the third edition. From the 18th century-library of George and Isabella Baker, with the armorial bookplate of George Baker to the pastedown and his daughter Isabella's name in ink on the titlepage (dated 1798). Including: 1. Large folded „Map of the Western Part of the Roman Empire", 2. A Map of the Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople, 3. A Map of the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchin, sen.// Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737 - 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion. Gibbon returned to England in June 1765. His father died in 1770, and after tending to the estate, which was by no means in good condition, there remained qu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Ireland]

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