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The Miscellaneous Works Of Edward Gibbon, Esq.
London - John Murray 1814 - A scarce complete set of The Miscellaneous Works Of Edward Gibbon, Esq. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings Composed by Himself. Illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative by John, Lord Sheffield. Illustrated with an engravedportrait to frontispieceand four plates to volume I and a foldoutgenealogical table in volume III. New edition with considerable additions. In five volumes complete. Some of the works are in French. With a general index to rear of volume v, and a full contents to front of volume one, with further contents to front of each volume. VolumeI, Memoirs and Letters; volume II,Letters;volumeIII, Historical and Critical, volume IV, Classical and Critical, volume V, Miscellaneous. Shortly following Gibbon's death, his good friend and literary executor, John Lord Sheffield undertook to edit and in 1796 published the first of three editions of the Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon in order that the reading public have an opportunity to gain a broader insight into the historian and his overall body of work. Edward Gibbon (1737 - 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. Bound by Hayday with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. With a newspaper clipping of an article about Gibbon and Haydon, by Desmond MacCarthy from The Listener April 1938 inserted to volume I. Condition: Rebacked incalf bindings, preserving original boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, some backstrips lifting and loss to the backstrip of volume one. One joint cracked, three starting, two starting very slightly. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks and with the odd slight closed tear. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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