Lot 88 of 413:
Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire  

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Current absentee: $650 (3 bids)

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Title:
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author:
Gibbon, Edward
Place:
London
Publisher:
John Murray
Date:
1887
Description:

8 volumes. Frontispiece portrait of Gibbon in Vol. I, frontispiece folding maps in remaining volumes (some with color outlines). (8vo) 21.2x13.5 cm (8¼x5¼") red polished calf gilt-stamped on covers with the arms of Marlborough College, joints neatly reinforced, spines tooled in gilt, lettered in gilt on maroon and olive morocco labels, edges marbled, endpapers marbled, dentelles rolled in blind.

Possibly a prize binding from Marlborough College, but lacking the usual award bookplates.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some soil and scuffs to calf; hints of foxing; a few ill-creased folds among maps; very good or better.
 
Item number:
315807
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