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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (In Six Volumes) by  Edward Gibbon - Hardcover - 1851 - from Old Saratoga Books (SKU: 37011)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (In Six Volumes)

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (In Six Volumes)

by Gibbon, Edward

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  • hardcover
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Very Good; Some chipping to heads and tails, contemporary owner bookplates on front pastedowns, foxing to first and last severa
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Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company. Very Good; Some chipping to heads and tails, contemporary owner bookplates . on front pastedowns, foxing to first and last several leaves in each . volume.. 1851. Hardcover. Includes notes by the Rev. H. H. Milman. In six volumes uniformly bound in brown blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spines. Volume VI contains general index. All volumes dated 1851 on title page except for Vol. II, which is dated 1850. Frontispiece engraving of Joshua Reynolds' portrait of Gibbon in Volume I. Printed endpapers contain publisher's advertisements. A tight and clean set of Gibbon's classic history of ancient Rome. .

Synopsis

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time.

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Bookseller
Old Saratoga Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
37011
Title
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (In Six Volumes)
Author
Gibbon, Edward
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good; Some chipping to heads and tails, contemporary owner bookplates on front pastedowns, foxing to first and last severa
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Phillips, Sampson, and Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1851
Keywords
Ancient Rome, Roman History
Bookseller catalogs
Archaeology and Ancient History;
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About Old Saratoga Books

Old Saratoga Books owners Dan and Rachel Jagareski have been selling books since 1996. After running an open shop for twenty years in the historic village of Schuylerville we now sell books online and at book fairs. We are members of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). Our specialties include books about history, science, cooking, children's books, and the arts. Rachel is a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and has attended Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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