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    Quarto Edition of Gibbon's Roman Empire

    Edward Gibbon. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. A new edition. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1782-1788. "A new edition" of Volumes I-III; first edition of Volumes IV-VI. Six large quarto volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Three engraved maps (two folding). Bound in contemporary full diced calf, boards, double-ruled in gilt, spines ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins marbled endleaves and edges. All volumes rebacked to style in the nineteenth-century. Some wear to spines and joints, boards with some soiling and edgewear, front hinge of volume I cracked, other hinges starting, one map with restoration. Still, a good set, with text quite clean. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.

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    "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which, like the writings of Macaulay and Mommsen, maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if not most, details by subsequent advance of research and changes in the climate of opinion. Whereas other eighteenth-century writers in this field, such as Voltaire, are still quoted with respect, the Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues to be reprinted and actually read" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

    Norton 26 (Volume I), 27 (Volumes II-III), and 29 (Volumes IV-VI). PMM 222.



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