Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Edward Gibbon, William Smith, Dean Milman, M. Guizot.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

London: John Murray, 1854-1855. Hardcover. Complete in 8 volumes. 8vo. Gold-ruled calf with finely gold-tooled spine, red and green title-labels with gold lettering. Raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece engraving of author in vol. I. Authoritative work by English historian and Member of Parliament, Edward Gibbon. Published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is known for the quality and irony of its prose as well as its open denigration of organized religion. Illustrated with 12 fold-out maps (of which 6 are partly colored) & 2 full-page b/w maps. With notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited, with additional notes by William Smith. Age wear, soiling and some water staining on bindings. Head and tail of spines on five volumes slightly chipped. Hinges tight. Edges on few maps slightly creased, no tears. Ex-libris of Francis Maples on inside of front covers. Minor foxing to few leaves. Bindings in overall good-, interior in very good to near fine condition. Item #29914

Price: $750.00

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