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Gibbons Decline and Fall, 12 volumes  

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Gibbon, Edward


Printed for T. Cadell, et al



12 volumes. Copper-engraved frontispiece portrait of Gibbon after the painting by Joshua Reynolds, with 3 folding maps. (8vo) 21.4x13 cm (8½x5"), period tree calf re-backed in brown morocco, tooled in gilt, lettered in gilt on morocco spine labels, later endpapers. 

First published in three installments between 1776 and 1788. Gibbons masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century AD to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, remains one of the most celebrated historical works in the English language.

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Some rubbing and scuffs to covers, corners bumped, a few abrasions; light ripple to leaves; very good overall.

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