Gibbon, Edward Esq.
Title The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes, By the Rev. H.H. Milman. A New Edition, To Which is Added A Complete Index of the Whole Work. In Five Volumes
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus.
Publisher New York James B. Millar & Co. 1884
Seller ID 002737
New York: James B. Millar & Co., 1884. Gibbon's masterwork of classical history has remained unequaled in scope for almost 250 years. Here is a lovely small set of five volumes as edited by the great 19th-century scholar Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868) and first published in 1845 . (Reprinted many times by various publishers in both England and America.) Five small volumes, generally in Very Good Plus to Near Fine condition. Maroon publisher's cloth binding (typically faded to a tan on the spines) with gilt lettering on the spine. Volume One (626 pages) contains no less than four Prefaces: Preface by the Editor (1845); the Author's Prefaces (1776, 1781, 1782); Preface to the First Volume (undated); and the Preface to the Fourth Volume of the Original Quarto Edition (1788). The other volumes contain 631 pages, 622 pages, and 972 pages (with the General Index). The fifth volume is dedicated to Gibbon's Notes, and is a staggering 899 pages. Very mild wear; generally with some rubbing to the head and foot of the spines and mild bumping; a small bit of staining to some of the covers. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition.