Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the ...
Publisher: John Murray, London, England
Publication Date: 1846
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Edition: 2nd Edition
Six volumes; 3/4 brown leather binding. Gilt edging to the top of the pages. Bookplate of Frances H. Catlin. I: xlii, 600 pages; 3 folding maps (hand colored). II: xii, 559 pages; 3 maps (one folding, hand colored). III: xv, 543 pages; 2 folding maps (one hand colored). IV: xv, 524 pages; 2 folding maps. V: xv, 506 pages; 2 folding maps (both hand colored). VI: xv, 498 pages; index; 2 folding maps (one hand colored), errata page. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and member of Parliament. "The Decline and Fall" was his magnum opus and is considered to be the first modern history written based on primary sources rather than secondary sources and was not influenced or swayed by official church doctrine. This handsome set is in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 12854
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