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    Edward Gibbon. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London: John Murray, 1862.

    Eight octavo volumes, complete. xxxii, 415; x, 425; viii, 433; viii, 410; viii, 415; vii, 428; x, 412; ix, 434 pages. Frontispiece. Ten folding maps. Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Additional editorial notes for this edition provided by William Smith. Prefaced by a lengthy autobiographic essay, "Memoirs of My Life and Writings."

    Bound in full contemporary calf. Gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Front covers gilt-stamped with the herald and motto of Malvern College (Worcestershire): "Sapiens qui prospicit." Presentation copy from Malvern to a graduating student - 1868 presentation label affixed to front pastedown. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A tight, attractive set with minimal wear. Very good.


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