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GIBBON DECLINE FALL ROMAN EMPIRE 1ST FINAL 1777 LARGE 4TO FULL LEATHER SOTHEBY ORIG ED FINE VOLUMES ALL FOLDING MAPS COMPARE $12,000
Please see 12 Ebay hosted photos to left, several showing two images. Thanks! Ralph M. Edward Gibbon, Esq. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. (London: A. Strahan; and C. Cadell White, 1777 - 1788) Complete in 6 large thick quarto (4to) volumes. (11 3/8" x 9 1/4"). Vol. 1, vi, p.s. note, Advertisement, +704 pp.; Vol. 2, map, Table of Contents, (another map at pp. 22) 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 3, map, Table of Contents, 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 4, Preface, Contents, 620 pp.; Vol. 5, 684 pp. Vol. 6, 646 pp. + General Index + erratta for V. 4, 5, & 6. Half-titles present all volumes except Vol. 1, as called for. Bound in early, probably original, period London full polished mottled calf, expertly rebacked in period calf. Dual contrasting leather spine labels ornamented gilt. Compartments ornamented gilt. Early, probably original, hand sewn headbands / tailbands present. Silk ribbon place markers (some remnant only). Illustrated as called for with the three original folding maps, plus engraved frontispiece portrait Vol. 1 of Gibbon, by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Norton 22 through 29. THIS IS THE LONDON ORIGINAL EDITION LARGE FORMAT SET, COMPLETE WITH 3 FOLDING MAPS AS CALLED FOR. FROM THE LIBRARY OF AND WITH ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE OF WILLIAM SOTHEBY. The title page dates and issue history of the individual volumes are as follows: Vol. 1, stated "Third Edition" 1777 is nonetheless published 4 years before any of the first issue of volumes 2 through 6. This is also the first issue with Gibbon's final text revisions, and with prefered footnotes at bottom o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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