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Complete in 8 volumes. Tall 8vo. 9 x 5.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings, red and brown leather spine labels , raised and gilt banding and decoration to spines, gilt panelled boards and inner dentelles. Marbled edges and endpapers. In very good conditions. Volumes 1, 2, & 7 have professionally repaired bindings with original leather re-laid on top. Cloth reinforced hinges to these volumes only. Some rubbing to edges and bumps to corners, some darkening and rubbing to spines. Bookplates to endpapers “E. L. Spears.” “Myers & Co., New Bond St.” bookseller labels to endpapers. Neat inscription on first plain endpaper “Walter Phillimore, from A.H. Mare, 1862.” Some minor offsetting from frontis plate to t=main title page, else inside pages all exceptionally clean, bright and tight throughout. Very bright clean copies. Frontis.portrait of the author and 13 maps (most fold out). Each volumes has over 400 pages, with a long general index in the last volume. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th.century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. Gibbon’s methodology was so accurate that, to this day, little can be found to controvert his use of primary sources for evidence.
Title: The History of the decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. New Edition. In Eight Volumes.
Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848:
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Keywords: HISTORY history, edward gibbon, roman empire, guizot, william smith, maps, The History of the decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, New Edition, In Eight Volumes, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848, full calf leather, gilt, professionally repaired, E. L. Spears.” “Myers & Co., New Bond St.” bookseller labels to endpapers. Neat inscription on first plain endpaper “Walter Phillimore, from A.H. Mare, 1862