The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Edward Gibbon.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1777-1788. Third edition of Vol. 1, First editions of Vols. 2-6. Six volumes, uniform 4tos; frontispiece portrait of Gibbon from a painting by Joshua Reynolds, I: [3], vi-vi, [18], (1)-704; II: [10], (1)-640, with folding map between pp. 22-23, [1 errata]; III: [10], (1)-640, [1 errata]; IV: [i], ii-viii, [8], (1)-620; V: [8], (1)-684; VI: [12], (1)-646, [51 General Index], [1 errata]; contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards; folding map loosely inserted in Volume 1; bound without half-titles. Neat, contemporary ownership signatures; hinges worn and most covers detached or nearly so; spine dried and flaking; extremities rubbed; portrait in Vol. 1 foxed, otherwise the set is internally clean and with only scattered marking and soil, a few inoffensive spots of foxing. Item #206212

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