Title: The History Of The Decline and Fall of The ...
Publisher: Lackington, Allen & Co. et al., London
Publication Date: 1815
Edition: New edition.
22 x 14 cm. Engraved portrait and folding maps. Generally acclaimed as the greatest historical work in the English language, first edition published, 1776-1788, to immediate public regard, and to supply its continuing demand, New Editions were published. "Gibbon's profit on the whole is stated to have been 6000 pounds with the booksellers netting the handsome sum of 60,000 pounds." [see: ALLIBONE, Vol.I, p.662]. BRUNET Vol.II, p.1585. Extensive Index. Cover border panels in gilt, spines rubbed and a bit dried, text mostly clean, modest joint wear, overall all a sound set. Contemporary full brown calf, spines decorated in gilt floral motifs with black spine labels. Very good. 12 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 18324
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