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Lot 2006: 4V Edward Gibbon THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE 1843-1844 Classic Work Of Modern Historiography Fold-Out MapsPlatinum House
December 9, 2012
Ithaca, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon - Edward Gibbon 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.
Editor: H. H. Milman
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in pebbled brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear. Firmly-bound volumes have green endpapers with floral patterns. Pages display foxing throughout. Volume one contains a frontispiece portrait of the author, volumes one to three have intact fold-out maps.
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