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Book Number 2585 
Author Edward Gibbon 
Title The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 
Date c. 1823 
Publisher J.F. Dove 
Place of Publication London 
Edition New Edition 
Volume Information 8 volumes 
Cover Contemporary full diced calf with gilt-tooled border, early 20th-century handsomely rebacked in six compartments of gilt-lined bands, gilt red morocco labels on two and four, gilt text on six, edges marbled, endpapers marbled.  
Illustration With 5 folding maps, of which two are doubles. 
Size 8vo 
Condition An excellent set in decorative period binding. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. Volume 1. frontis, title, blank, (1), blank, iii-xxxiv, 1-411; Volume 2. frontis, title, blank, 1-492; Volume 3. frontis, title, blank, 1-487; Volume 4. frontis, title, blank, 1-508; Volume 5. frontis, title, blank, iii-vi, 1-500; Volume 6. title, blank, 1-522; Volume 7. title, blank, 1-468; Volume 8. title, blank, 1-440. 
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Translation Info  
Notes Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. After several rewrites, and Gibbon "often tempted to throw away the labours of seven years", the first volume of what would become his life's major achievement was published on February 17, 1776. Through 1777, the reading public eagerly consumed three editions for which Gibbon was rewarded handsomely with two-thirds of the profits. The book covers the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 AD and concluding in 1590. It takes as its material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. Gibbon is sometimes called the first "modern historian of ancient Rome". By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon's work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. Gibbon is sometimes called the first "modern historian of ancient Rome." By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon's work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. 
Price (US$) 2000  
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