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With receipt for royalties signed by Gibbon  

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The Works of Edward Gibbon - Edition Lausanne

Gibbon, Edward

New York

Fred De Fau



15 volumes. Edited by J. Walker McSpadden. With colored frontispieces. 21.6x14.5 cm (8½x5¾"), red half-morocco with cloth-covered boards, tooled and lettered in gilt on spines, raised bands, top edges gilt. No. 592 of an edition limited to 1,000 sets.

Tipped in at front pastedown of Volume I is the following note (probably in a secretarial hand) signed by Gibbon, "Received April 30th 1777 of Mr. Thomas Radell the Sum of Three Hundred and Twenty Six Pounds thirteen Shillings and 4 d in full for my two-thirds Share of the Profit on the third Edition of the History of the Decline & fall of the Roman Empire and all demands due to me on the Sale thereof to this time / E Gibbon". There is a calculation at lower left of note as well.

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Bindings slightly worn, some repaired or cracked joints and hinges, some rubbing, gilt fading on a few top edges; very good overall.

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