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2019-01-30 17:35:51
Edward Gibbon
1791-1792 HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE 11 of 12 Volumes
London: A. Strathan and T. Cadell, 1791. poor to fair overall condition, some separated covers, wear on edges and spines, scuffing and rubbing, flaking, pages still pliable, foxing from time, missing volume 2, volume one still has its fold out map!!! Offered for sale is this rare 1791 and 1792, Eleven of Twelve volumes titled THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE by Edward Gibbon and published in London by A Strathan and T. Cadell in the Strand. The missing volume is volume 2. Volume one still has its fold out map in it and the map is in good overall condition. The hardcovers are full leather with some gilded line decorations on them that are very worn from time. I would rate the condition as from poor to fair overall as some volumes have separated covers and some do not. All have wear and scuffing on the covers and spines and edges, as to be expected with books of this age. The pages do have some foxing but are still tight, pliable and very readable. The volumes with separated covers are as follows: Vol. 1 (front cover)........Vol. 3 (front cover)..........Vol. 5 (partially separated but still holding together)...............Vol. 7 (front cover and separated blank page)............Vol. 8 (2" separated at top of front cover)............Vol. 9 (both front and back covers are separated)...........Vol. 10 (separated front cover)..........Vol. 11 (separated front cover and separated blank page).............and lastly, Vol. 12 (partial 3" separation on rear cover). All 11 volumes have their original pasted on bookplates under the front covers that reads ROBERT … [Click Below for Full Description]
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