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Book Number 2570 
Author Edward Gibbon; John Lord Sheffield 
Title Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings Composed by Himself. 
Date c. 1796 
Publisher A. Strahan, T. Cadell jr., & W. Davies 
Place of Publication London 
Edition First edition 
Volume Information Two volumes. 
Cover Contemporary full tree calf with gilt greek-tooled border, rebacked expertly in seven compartments of gilt-tooled bands and gilt floral motifs, gilt red and yellow morocco labels on two and five respectively.  
Illustration Ex-libris on front paste-down endpaper. With frontis silhouette portrait. 
Size 4to 
Condition Occasional light foxing, otherwise an excellent copy, text is clean and crisp. 
Pagination P. Volume 1. frontis, title, blank, iii-xxv, (1), 1-703; Volume 2. title, blank, iii-viii, 1-726, errata, advertisement. 
Reference Rothchild 948 
Translation Info  
Notes During his life, Edward Gibbon made several attempts at writing his memoirs. After his death, these were pieced together by his close friend, Lord Sheffield, who added letters and additional writings. A third volume of miscellaneous works was added in 1815. 
Price (US$) 1500  
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