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GIBBON, Edward
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1946. Hardcover. A bit of rubbing and mild wear to the leather on the spine but still quite supple and bright. Near Fine example of a title usually found with much wear. The slipcase, usually lacking, is present and in Very Good condition, completely intact with some soiling, a stain on one side, and a closed split at the back. Gian Battista Piranesi. Seven quarto (6-5/8" x 10") volumes bound in half black morocco stamped in gold with a design by Clarence Pearson Hornung and printed marbled paper sides. Edited with an introduction and index by J. B. Bury. Copy #323 of 1500 copies illustrated with reproductions of views of Rome etched by Gian Battista Piranesi. Issued unsigned.
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [United States]
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