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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings Composed by Himself.

Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings Composed by Himself.

Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of his Life and
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings Composed by Himself. Hardcover - 1796

by Edward Gibbon; John Lord Sheffield

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London: Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, (Successors to Mr. Cadell,) in the Strand,, 1796. Two volumes, a third volume was published separately in 1815 by John Murray (not included). xxv, (1, errata), 703, viii, 726, (1 errata, ads verso) pages. Bound in contemporsry half mottled calf over marbled boards, marbled end papers, the armorial bookplates of Moncure Biddle front paste downs. Very Good, Vol. I missing volume label, Vol. II missing title label, bookplate in Vol. II partially removed, wear at joints and spine ends. With one sheet handwritten partial translation from French to English of Gibbon's letter to Mons. Deverdun dated 20 May 1783 laid in at p. 570 Vol. I, where the letter is printed in French. No attribution to the letter, although given the provenance of the Moncure Biddle bookplate, likely in the hand of John Lord Sheffield. Investment banker Moncure Biddle was.a famous bibliophile and connoisseur of editions of the classics. The translation is in handwritten ink, on paper similar to the paper used In the book, and has many corrections. A quite intriguing addition indeed. . First Edition. Half Mottled Calf. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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