The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

By: Gibbon, Edward

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Seven volumes in original slipcase, quarter bound in printed marble paper backed in black Morocco with gilt titles and decoration of crumbling Corinthian columns, 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, each volume with a different map in endpapers, illustrated in sepia views of Rome from the engravings by Gian Battista Piranesi, number 644 of 1500 copies, LEC Monthly Letter laid in; spine leather worn at extremities with scattered scuffing and chipping including very small chip out of leather at head of Volume IV, occasional light scuffing to red top edges, shelf worn slipcase with a bit of mild soiling to one side. Produced and distributed to coincide with the 209th anniversary of the birthday of Edward Gibbon.

Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author Name: Gibbon, Edward

Categories: Illustrated Books, Limited Editions Club, History, Beautiful Bindings,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Limited Editions Club: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller ID: 001111

Keywords: ROMAN GREEK HISTORY ROME GREECE CLASSIC LITERATURE BOXED SET GIAN BATTISTA PIRANESI