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Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the ...
Publisher: The Heritage Press
Book Condition: Good
Book Description The Heritage Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. B000NLYYUS Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-H40994
Book Description The Heritage Press, 1946. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Gian Batista Piranesi (illustrator). No Dust Jacket. Boards of all three volumes are edgeworn. Former owner's writing on ffep on vol. 2 and 3. NO slipcase. ; 9.5" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 43981
Book Description Boston, MA: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1851-1854., 1854. Poor condition. A set for the Mississippiana collector as volumes II-VI feature scarce 19th century Aberdeen, Mississippi bookseller tickets for either "J.W. Platt, Bookseller and Stationer," "Hawthorn & Platt, Booksellers," and "R.K. Gamble & Co. Booksellers and Stationers." Original full calf leather bindings to Volumes II-V (all hardcover, H 19.25cm x L 12.25cm) with each having 1850s ink and pencil inscriptions of G.D. Winston of Pontotoc, Mississippi. Prior to the Civil War George D. Winston was editor of The Pontotoc Examiner but joined the 2nd Mississippi Infantry in June 1861 and in July 1862 transferred to the 11th Mississippi Regiment. Winston served as editor of the Okolona News after the war and was later co-publisher of the Corinth Herald. Full title: THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. BY EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ. WITH NOTES BY THE REV H.H. MILMAN, PREBENDARY OF ST. PETER'S, AND RECTOR OF ST. MARGARET'S, WESTMINSTER. A NEW EDITION, TO WHICH IS ADDED A COMPLETE INDEX OF THE WHOLE WORK. Volumes I-V retain bright gilt lettering to their leather spine's black title blocks. Foxing and toning to leaves in all six volumes. Text of Vols. II-VI collate as complete with text blocks of all six still firmly bound. VOLUME I: missing front and rear boards as well as initial leaves inclusive to page xxii and rear free endpaper. Collates as xxiii-liii, , 1-590 with single rear flyleaf present. Calf leather spine chipped at ends with quires exposed. VOLUME II: i-xiv, 1-593 pages. 1854 imprint. Leather boards rubbed and scuffed with bottom corners worn; slight splitting to front joint at ends; rear joint cracked with board tenuous; shallow chipping at spine ends. Platt ticket on fp. VOLUME III: i-xv, , 1-643 pages. 1854 imprint. Leather boards rubbed and scuffed, moisture staining at lower boards with interior leaves likewise affected; splitting along lower rear joint but board remains firm; short tears at heads of both joints; shallow chipping at spine heel. Platt ticket on fp. VOLUME IV: i-xv, , 1-637 pages. 1854 imprint. Missing rear leather board; splitting along front joint but front board remains reasonably firm; spine ends worn even with top and bottom text block edges. Light moisture staining to rear leaves. Hawthorn & Platt ticket on fp with Platt ticket on front fly. VOLUME V: i-xiv, , 1-604 pages. 1854 imprint. Leather boards rubbed and scuffed, joints splitting but with boards not solid but still reasonably firm; jagged chipping at spine ends with quire tips exposed. Platt ticket on fp. VOLUME VI: xvi, 623 pages. Mismatched 1851 imprint with original dark brown cloth binding, also hardcover but H 20cm x L 12.75cm. Large loss of surface cloth to front board; top 6cm of spine cloth perished leaving paper backstrip exposed; front board tenuously attached but rear board fairly firm; shallow chipping at quires' spine heads. Gamble ticket on fp. A poor set sold as is with all faults but with an interesting Mississippi association. Winston's wife, Elizabeth Fontaine, was a sister of fellow war veteran and 1855 gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Fontaine. Mid-19th century bookseller tickets for the northeast Mississippi planter towns of Columbus and Aberdeen are scarce. Lagging only behind Natchez in antebellum economic vitality, Aberdeen and Columbus planters prospered with agricultural wealth generated by easy access to domestic and foreign markets via the Tombigbee River and the Gulf Coast port of Mobile, Alabama. Albeit mismatched, this is the only set yet encountered by this bookseller with tickets of three of the four pre-Civil War Aberdeen bookstores-stationers (the other being J.L. Sadler). Bookseller Inventory # INV-10234