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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Gibbon, Edward; William Smith; Dean Milman; M. Guizot

Published by John Murray, London, 1855
Hardcover
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Complete in 8 volumes. 8vo. Gold-ruled calf with finely gold-tooled spine, red and green title-labels with gold lettering. Raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece engraving of author in vol. I. Authoritative work by English historian and Member of Parliament, Edward Gibbon. Published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is known for the quality and irony of its prose as well as its open denigration of organized religion. Illustrated with 12 fold-out maps (of which 6 are partly colored) & 2 full-page b/w maps. With notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited, with additional notes by William Smith. Age wear, soiling and some water staining on bindings. Head and tail of spines on five volumes slightly chipped. Hinges tight. Edges on few maps slightly creased, no tears. Ex-libris of Francis Maples on inside of front covers. Minor foxing to few leaves. Bindings in overall good-, interior in very good to near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 29914

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Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the ...

Publisher: John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Hardcover

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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