Title The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus.
Publisher Boston Phillips, Sampson, and Company 1852
Seller ID 001878
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1852. This is a lovely, six volume Mid-Victorian "New Edition" set of Gibbon's great work, originally published in installments from 1776-1788. Notes are by Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868), a famed historian and liberal clergyman of the time. A scarce edition, particularly when in such nice condition. Added to this printing is a complete index; for a work of this magnitude, this alone is sufficient blessing to the reader. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Blindstamped floral design on the covers. Clean text. 590 pages, with 2 pages of publisher's adverts; 593 pages; 643 pages; 637 pages; 604 pages; volume 7 is 623 pages, including the General Index. Very little wear; minor bumping, unfoxed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition.