Beautiful complete six-volume set of arguably the most import work of history ever written. Three quarter calf over marbled boards with square tight bindings and clean bright interiors. Marbled end papers and edges as well. Very good to Near Fine condition with mild edge wear, including a small chip to the crown of volume one. Spines with minimally raised bands and six elaborately gilt-tooled compartments. Original black spine labels. Very light rubbing to boards. A gorgeous set!. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the ...
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson, and company
Publication Date: 1850
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description The Modern Library [c.1977-1980], New York, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Volume I only (of the three volume set). A Modern Library reprint edition of one of the most famous works of world history, in which Mr. Gibbon has clearly and throughly detailed the decline of the Empire of Rome; and has offered theories as to why it happened. This volume covers the period from A.D. 180 to A.D. 395. --- In Toledano spine G8 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / plain style GA endpapers / plain tan style Gk dust jacket / verso blank. Likely published c.1977-80 though no specific publication date appears in book. ML #G6.2. --- With inkings to page one and minor soiling to textblock fore-edge; else a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Unclipped dust jacket with a little spine sunning and back cover soiling but otherwise in good shape and protected in removable mylar.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viii, 956 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 80009