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STANLEY GIBBONS

Published by STANLEY GIBBONS LIMITED

ISBN 10: 0852590679 ISBN 13: 9780852590676

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About this Item: STANLEY GIBBONS LIMITED. Condition: Very Good. Trade paperback. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1983. Trade paperback. Seller Inventory # 605766

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Robert Gibbons

Published by Financial Times Prentice Hall (1992)

ISBN 10: 0745011594 ISBN 13: 9780745011592

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About this Item: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 1992. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780745011592

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Gibbon, Edward

Published by Strahan and T. Cadell, London (1776)

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About this Item: Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1776. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITIONS. "To this task Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM, 222). Six volumes. Quarto. Contemporary tan calf rebacked with old red and green lettering-pieces laid down, gilt in compartments. Engraved portrait frontispiece in Vol. I, 2 folding maps in Vol. II, 1 folding map in Vol. III. Half-titles present in all volumes. Frontispiece slightly foxed as usual, occasional light offsetting, a few gatherings slightly foxed, generally clean throughout. With portrait frontispiece of Gibbon (in vol. I), 1 folding map of Europe adjacent to Constantinople (in vol. II) 1 folding map of the Eastern Roman Empire and 1 folding map of the Western Roman Empire (in vol. III). The portrait of Gibbon "engraved by Joseph Hall from an original picture painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds" published by Strahan and Cadell in 1780 and issued with the second volume, has been moved by the binder to the appropriate place, at the beginning of vol. I. That volume is in the second of two variant states, without the cancels X4 and a4. A SUPERB SET. Seller Inventory # ABE-10693808239

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The History of the Decline and Fall: GIBBON, Edward.

GIBBON, Edward.

Published by London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776-88 (1776)

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About this Item: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776-88, 1776. 6 volumes, quarto (273 × 212 mm). Recently rebound to style in speckled half calf, decorative gilt spines, red morocco labels and numberings roundels, marbled sides. Scattered foxing and marginal dampstaining, marginal worming to first gathering of volume III. An attractive set. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Gibbon by Hall after Reynolds, 3 folding engraved maps. First editions (volume I in the second state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, handsomely bound and with all half-titles and errata leaves present. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which. maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion. Strahan [Gibbon's co-publisher] was the first to appreciate the importance of Gibbon's work: having read the manuscript of the first volume in manuscript, he immediately doubled the printing order - and the first edition of one thousand copies was sold within a fortnight. Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM). Norton 20, 23, 29; Printing and the Mind of Man 222. Seller Inventory # 100705

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Edward Gibbon

Published by W Strachan & T Cadell, London (1788)

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About this Item: W Strachan & T Cadell, London, 1788. Full-Leather. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A very good set, Vol 1 (2nd edition) vols 2,3 ,4, 5, and 6 (ist editions.features gilt family crest. Digital photos available. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 000639

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The History of the Decline and Fall: GIBBON, Edward (1737-1794)

GIBBON, Edward (1737-1794)

Published by Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London (1788)

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About this Item: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, 1788. 6 volumes, quarto. (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches). Engraved portrait in vol. 2 by Hall after Reynolds, 3 engraved folding maps (the map of the environs of Constantinople on the full sheet with wide-margins). With a duplicate map of the Eastern Roman Empire bound into vol. 3. With the expanded volume one table of contents issued with volume two here bound in volume one (as often), with the volume one errata leaf bound in following the second table of contents instead of in the rear, and with the volume three errata issued in volume two here bound into volume three (as often). Without the terminal blanks in volumes one and six. With 8-pp. of publisher's ads dated 1788 in the rear of vol. 6, unrecorded by Norton. Expertly bound to style in period russia and marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, brown endpapers Provenance: Walter Long (armorial bookplate) First edition: arguably the greatest historical work written in the English language. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works . Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7). The distinct states of the 1776 first edition of Volume I arise from Strahan's decision to double the size of the edition from 500 to 1000 after printing began. In this copy, Volume I comes from the second 500 copies printed, with errata corrected through page 183 and in pages i-xv of the notes (excepting an uncorrected erratum on page iii), and with leaves 3R2 and 3S4 as cancels. Norton 20, 23, 29; Rothschild 942; Grolier, English 58; PMM 222. Seller Inventory # 34731

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Stella Gibbons; Clare West

Published by Oxford University Press (2007)

ISBN 10: 0194792552 ISBN 13: 9780194792554

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About this Item: Oxford University Press, 2007. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780194792554

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GIBBON, Edward.:

Published by London : printed for W. Strahan ; and T. Cadell, in the Strand. MDCCLXXVI - MDCCLXXXVIII [ 1776 - 1788. ] (1788)

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About this Item: London : printed for W. Strahan ; and T. Cadell, in the Strand. MDCCLXXVI - MDCCLXXXVIII [ 1776 - 1788. ], 1788. 6 volumes. Volume 1, 1776, second edition ( first edition was the same year. ) Volume's 2 - 6, 1781 - 1788, first editions. All 4to ( 271mm. ) Pp. [5] vi - viii. [16], [1] 2 - 586 [2], [1] ii - lxxxviii, plates [1] portrait frontis, ( Norton 21 ) ; [12], [1] 2 - 640 [2] verso blank, [2] blank, plates [ 2] folding maps, ( Norton 23 ) ; [12], [1] 2 - 640 [2] verso blank, [2] blank, plates [1] folding map ( Norton 23,p.54 ) ; [4], [1] ii - viii, [8], [1] 2 - 620 ( Norton 29 ) : [12 ], [1] 2 - 684 ( Norton 29, p. 63 ) ; [14], [1] 2 - 646, [52], [8] publisher's adverts dated 1788, ( Norton 29,p. 63. ) All volumes with a half title, and the original integral silk page marker. All Errata leaves present. Preface in vol 1 dated June 1, 1776. The engraved frontis portrait of Gibbon by John Hall after Joshua Reynolds in vol. 1 is dated " . Febry 1st. 1780. . , " it was originally issued with volume 2 , in this set it has been bound into volume 1 at some time.The three maps are by Thomas Kitchen Snr. and are dated January, 11,1781. Occasional sporadic light spotting and dusting at the start and end of each volume does not detract from the overall clean and bright condition of the contents. Small almost imperceptible tear in the title-page of vol.3 not affecting the text. Contemporay calf very lightly rubbed, sometime expertly rebacked, the spines with five raised bands and contrasting red and dark green title and volume labels respectively, each panel with a gilt decoration incoprorating a sword, shield, Roman Eagle, and Centurion's helmet. Contemporary marbled endpapers. Overall a very good, attractive near fine set. This 6 volume quarto set is Gibbon's " Masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style [ which ] has remained one of the ageless historical works . . " When first published the first edition of one thousand copies was sold within a fortnight, the chronology of publication and issue points are amply explained in Norton's " A Bibliography of the works of Edward Gibbon, " OUP. 1970, pages 36 - 176. ESTC T78357.T78360.T78362.T78365.T78365. T78365. Printing and the Mind of Man 222. Norton 21.23.23.29.29.29. Seller Inventory # 4482

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Gibbon, Edward

Published by London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776 (1776)

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About this Item: London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776, 1776. Hardcover. F.. In six volumes, all except Volume I are first edition. Volume I is second edition but matches the others exactly. Original spines and boards. Spines are elaborately decorated; gold leaf is still bright. Covers are scuffed, two covers are loose. All pages are very clean with minimal foxing. Photos available. Book. Seller Inventory # 2309

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GIBBON, Edward [1737-1794]

Published by Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1777-78, London (1777)

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About this Item: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1777-78, London, 1777. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition. Six volumes: all First Editions except volume I, the Third Edition. Large quarto. Pp. vi, [14], 704; [12], 640, [2] errata leaf; [12], 640, [2] errata leaf; [4], viii, [8], 620; [12], 684; [14], 646, [51] index, [1] errata. Engraved frontis portrait of Gibbon by John Hall after Joshua Reynolds, 3 folding maps. With half-titles in all volumes except volume I, and all errata leaves. Contemporary polished calf, recently rebacked, with gilt rules between raised bands, and original lettering pieces laid down. Minor scratches to covers, corners and edges moderately worn, very occasional toning and spotting to leaves, early signature on margin of title of volume I, later bookplates in all volumes. Overall, an excellent set, clean and crisp internally, in suitably restored bindings. This set is comprised of First Editions of all volumes, except for the first volume, which is from the Third Edition. Gibbon's masterful history of the Roman Empire was issued in six quarto volumes over the course of twelve years between 1776 and 1788. Modest expectations on the part of both author and publisher regarding the market for such an imposing work resulted in an initial printing of only 1000 copies of the original printing. This proved a serious miscalculation of the demand (and subsequently made complete sets of the first edition difficult to come by). Within a fortnight the first edition was completely sold out. "I am at a loss", wrote Gibbon in his Memoirs, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted within a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost every toilette; the historian was crowned by the taste or fashion of the day." (Gibbon, Miscellaneous Works and Memoirs. 2nd ed. London, 1814, Vol. I., p. 223). The third edition appeared in 1777, a year after the first and second printings. Issued in an edition of 1000 copies, it was more fully revised and corrected than the second (which merely incorporated the errata). At the suggestion of Gibbon's friend, David Hume, the copious notes which previously had been gathered in the rear of the volume, were now transferred to the bottom of the page. This improved format was continued throughout the remaining volumes. In combining the third edition of the first volume with the first edition of the remainder (as in the present case), a uniformly annotated set is thereby achieved. In 1780 the frontis portrait of Gibbon, engraved by John Hall after a painting of Joshua Reynolds, was issued by the publisher. With the publication of the second and third volumes in 1781, an enlarged table of contents was made available for the first volume, as well as 3 folding maps (all present in this copy). The map of Constantinople was frequently cropped to make it the same size as the printed page, and then bound in sideways. Fewer copies exist (among them, the present) where the wide margins were retained, and the map bound in folded and the right way up. Norton, J. E. A Bibliography of the Works of Ed. Gibbon. Oxford, 1940. Size: Quarto. Seller Inventory # 21436

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Gibbon Edward

Published by London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1788-1789 (1789)

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About this Item: London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1788-1789, 1789. 6 volumes. Volumes 1-3 are very early issues, volumes 4-6 are first issues of the first editions. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved maps, two of which are quite large and folding. With all half-titles. Large 4to, in the very rare complete original bindings. The books are very handsomely bound in fine contemporary full polished calf, the covers framed with elaborate gilt rolled borders surrounding borders made of multiple gilt tools, gilt ruled edges, the spines with handsome gilt decorated panel designs within compartments featuring elaborate borders and central gilt ornaments, black morocco lettering labels gilt decorated and stamped and with beautifully marbled end-leaves. vii, [13], 704; [iix], 640; [vi], 640; viii, [8]; 620; [viii], 684; [x], 646, general index, pp. A fine and very handsome set, excellently preserved and internally still crisp and unusually clean and fresh. Finding sets of Gibbon which have not been re-backed or rebound is a daunting task. Thus, copies in original calf of the period are truly elusive. This copy is especially well preserved and has only minor expert and very skillful strengthening or restoration. This binding work is nearly imperceptible and is not obtrusive in any way, but rather, restores the books to their original grandeur and strength. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ISSUANCE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN, A COPY IN RARELY ENCOUNTERED "PRESENTATION" BINDINGS OF FULL DELUXE CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, BEAUTIFULLY GILT DECORATED. Volumes four through six are first editions, the first three volumes being very early printings. As the first volume was printed in a first edition of only 1000 copies (the original plan was for only 500), it is rare to find complete sets of first editions. The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith. "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147). Seller Inventory # 23379

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GIBBON, Edward

Published by W. Allason (et al.), London (1819)

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About this Item: W. Allason (et al.), London, 1819. 4º, 12 vols. (Vol. 1: 1 retrato, VIII p., 16 p., XXXI p., 456 p., 1 mapa plegado del Imperio romano; vol. 2: XI p., 486 p., 1 mapa pleg.; vol. 3: VII p., 409 p.; vol. 4: VII p., 438 p.; vol. 5: VII p., 427 p.; vol. 6: VIII p., 411 p.; vol. 7: XVI p.; 423 p.; vol. 8: VIII p., 375 p.; vol. 9: IX p., 503 p.; vol. 10: IX p., 382 p.; vol. 11: X p., 450 p.; vol 12: XI p., 508 p.) Bella encuadernación en pleno tafilete, lomo cuajado, ruedas doradas en planos. Cortes dorados, contracantos dorados. Leves puntos de óxido. Sobresaliente historia de la caída del Imperio Romano, escrita por el gran historiador inglés nacido en 1737 y muerto en 1794, que por su metodología y por el uso de fuentes primarias se ha convertido en un modelo para historiadores posteriores. Gibbon no sólo estudia el Imperio Romano, sino que también se extiende a la Europa de la época y a la Iglesia Católica, centrando sus investigaciones entre los años 98 a 1590. La primera impresión de esta obra apareció en 1776, aunque sólo se publicó el primer volumen; el segundo salió en 1781, y los restantes entre 1788 y 1789. El presente ejemplar, por lo tanto, supone la reunión de volúmenes aparecidos por separado y nunca hasta ahora publicados conjuntamente, el mismo año. El vol. 1 de1 presente ejemplar presenta las páginas del índice mal colocadas, pero no falta ninguna de ellas. Existen ejemplares con 3 mapas; pero la presente colección tiene dos, en los dos primeros volúmenes, de gran tamaño y magníficamente grabados. Imperio Romano. Historia antigua. Europa. Historia eclesiástica. Roman Empire. Ancient history. Europe. Church history. Seller Inventory # C16N316

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Chachage Seity L. Chachage, Magnus Ericsson, Peter Gibbon

Published by The Nordic Africa Institute (1995)

ISBN 10: 9171063404 ISBN 13: 9789171063403

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Gibbon, Edward

Published by London: W. Strahan & T. Caddell, 1776. (1776)

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About this Item: London: W. Strahan & T. Caddell, 1776., 1776. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. GIBBON, EDWARD. 1776 FIRST EDITION (except for vol. I which is the second edition) (PMM, 222). Grolier, English One Hundred. Contemporary full tree calf, skillfully rebacked in period style. Six volumes. With portrait frontispiece of Gibbon (in vol. I), 1 folding map of Europe adjacent to Constantinople (in vol. II) 1 folding map of the Eastern Roman Empire and 1 folding map of the Western Roman Empire (in vol. III). Half titles present. A magnificent set. Seller Inventory # ABE-10900143443

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GIBBON, Edward

Published by Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, London (1776)

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About this Item: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, London, 1776. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Six quarto volumes. Mixed set, first three volumes new editions (1782, 1787, 1787), last three volumes are first editions (1788). Handsomely rebacked and recornered. Three fold out maps (two in Volume 2, one in Volume 3). Occasional scattered foxing, one tear along corner in Volume 5 (pg. 341), else very good. Seller Inventory # 000308

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The History of the Decline and Fall: Gibbon (Edward)

About this Item: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell later imprints vary see below -1815, 1776. FIRST EDITIONS of all except the first volume (see below), engraved frontispiece and three maps in the Decline, two further frontispieces and a folding table in the Miscellaneous Works, a little foxing and spotting, occasional minor staining, a few plates and leaves bound out of expected order (see below), final blank in vol. vi discarded, one blank corner in vol. v torn away and neatly repaired, pp. viii, [iv], 586, [2], lxxxviii; [xxiv], 640, [2]; [xii], 640, [2]; [xii], 620; [xii], 684; [iv], viii, [x], 646, [52], 4to, slightly later diced russia, boards bordered with a double gilt decorative roll, spines gilt in compartments and gilt-lettered direct in second and fourth and at foot, rebacked preserving original backstrips, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, some old scratches to leather, bookplate of Fleming Crooks in each vol., along with ownership inscription of John L. Hammond, bookplate of S. Hammond Russell and his pencilled inscription recording the gift 'from H.D.R. January 1st 1843' in vol. i, plus his pencilled notes recording dates of reading, vol. ix (supplied later; see below) in original paper boards, printed label, some small splashmarks, joints and edges a little worn and head of backstrip defective, with bookplate of Rogers of Stanage, a very good set overall. The first volume was produced in an edition of only 1000 copies in February 1776 that sold out so quickly a second and third edition followed within a year. By the time Gibbon had finished writing the second volume and was ready to print it (in 1781), the fourth edition of the first volume was in the press, and even then the second and third volumes sold out quickly and were reprinted in the same year. As a result, most complete sets have later printings of the first three volumes, and even a set like this, where only the first volume is a later printing, is rather uncommon. This copy has some variations from the 'standard' collation in the position of plates and leaves: the table-of-contents for vol. i, which was printed with vol. ii but is usually bound in vol. i, has here been left in vol. ii; the portrait from vol. ii is bound in vol. i, the small map from vol. iii is bound in vol. ii while the large map from vol. ii is bound in vol. iii; a four leaf-section of prelims (A1-4) from vol. iv is bound in vol. vi instead. The identical binding on the first 8 volumes indicates this set was likely bound after the publication of the two volumes of Miscellaneous Works in 1796 - which state on their title-pages that they are complete in two volumes. The third volume of the Miscellaneous Works, not planned for by the original editors and only printed some two decades later, is not always found with the first two; the original owners of this set had never acquired a copy and one has now been supplied for technical completeness. The set has a significant American provenance: the earliest owner recorded appears to be John L. Hammond, presumably a relation of the Samuel Hammond Russell who was given the book by one 'H.D.R[ussell?]' in 1843. Samuel Hammond Russell was an important figure in Boston society, serving on the city council and building one of the first homes on Beacon Street in Back Bay, which soon became the most fashionable area in the city. (The Gibson House Museum, next door to his former property, was owned by his aunt Catherine Hammond Gibson.) The next evidence of ownership is the bookplate of Fleming Crooks, but the set must have descended through the family since Russell's daughter, Edith, widow of the Scottish politician Lord Playfair (and model for John Singer Sargent) married Robert Fleming Crooks in 1901. The Fleming Crooks collection was then dispersed at Sothebys in 1932. Most interestingly, Samuel H. Russell has recorded his three readings of the work on the last text page of vol. vi: from 20th October to 22nd December 1843, then again from 4th June to 16th October 1848, and a third time through from November 1862 to 9th April 1863. On this. Seller Inventory # 54225

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The History of the Decline and Fall: Gibbon, Edward

Gibbon, Edward

Published by W. Strahan and T. Cadell (1776)

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About this Item: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. Complete in six volumes. All First Editions except volume 1, which is a Second Edition. Large quarto. Full contemporary mid-brown calf with early 20th century rebacks (vol. 1 fully renewed at the same time) and replaced endpapers, raised bands, red lettering piece and black numbering piece. Tips worn and exposed, boards edge-worn. Sporadic light foxing throughout. A handful of small closed tears and marginal stains. Vol. 1 has some offsetting from engraved frontispiece portrait to title page as well as heavy foxing to both; first page of preface torn and missing about half; small wax stain on pages 471-4. Vol. 2: both maps present with small marginal tears but no loss. Vol. 3: binder mistakenly placed duplicate of map, "The western Part of the Roman Empire," in previous volume rather than "The eastern Part." map. An attractive set of Gibbons' magnificent history. Seller Inventory # 160730004

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The History of the Decline and Fall: GIBBON, Edward.

GIBBON, Edward.

Published by London Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand -1788 (1782)

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About this Item: London Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand -1788, 1782. Six volumes, 4to. First edition of volumes 4-6, new edition of volumes 1-3, engraved frontispiece portrait by Hall after Reynolds, 3 maps (2 folding), half titles to volumes 2-6, errata leaf in volume 6, small water stain to lower blank margin of volume 1, a few spots to endpapers otherwise exceptionally clean internally, contemporary diced russia gilt, volume 6 unnumbered (assume, quirky binder's error), natural age-wear making a very handsome set. Decline and Fall ranks as a "masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style and has remained one of the ageless historical works which. maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar" (PMM). Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian hordes, tumultuous events like the Crusades and invaders like Genghis Khan and many more. Later, it was condensed by various editors to make it available to more readers. Much of it seems like a modern battle epic or a gory scary movie with endless passages depicting power struggles, blood-drenched paths to the throne, ruthless killing of innocent women and children and the final disappearance of a mighty empire. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by an English historian who was inspired to write it when he undertook the Grand Tour and visited Rome as a young man in 1762. The book eventually took more than 20 years to complete and was received with both bouquets and brickbats. The Church banned it quite a few times as it was considered to have blasphemous passages about the Church. Gibbon was attacked by many devout Christians as a "paganist." Setting the starting point with the Emperor Augustus in 27 BC, Gibbon pursues the Romans relentlessly on to their final defeat in Constantinople in the 15th Century AD with the rise of the Turkish Ottomans. Stretching across North Africa, Europe and the Middle East as well as some parts of modern-day Asia, the Roman Empire was a tremendous human enterprise. Successively added to by emperor after emperor, it finally disintegrated and ceased being the "empire without end." Gibbon initially planned to write a history of the city of Rome but found himself so immersed in the subject that it gradually grew into a work about the empire itself. He provides interesting theories for the collapse of the Empire. The rise of Christianity, Islam and the attacks of various wild and brutal hordes contributed to the fall of this mighty Colossus. PMM 222. Seller Inventory # 93376

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Gibbon, Edward

Published by Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand 1776-1788, London (1776)

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About this Item: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand 1776-1788, London, 1776. Quarto, 6 volumes, bound in contemporary calf, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, gilt tooling to the spine, 3 folding engraved maps. Volume I and II are second editions, volumes III-VI are first editions. In near fine condition, rebacked, light rubbing and wear. The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople (this map is in its original folded issue, instead of the more common method of having the plate trimmed to the margin and inserted; it is more rare in this folded state). Bookplate of industrialist Sir Joseph Verdin Bart to each volume. A very nice set. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM 222). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7). Seller Inventory # 38092

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Raven Starr, Chris Gibbons (Editor), Dawn?? Dominique (Illustrator)

Published by Damnation Books, LLC (2011)

ISBN 10: 1615724893 ISBN 13: 9781615724895

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About this Item: London; W Strahan & T Cadell/A Strahan. T Cadell Jun & W Davies 1777-8 & 1796., 1777. Decline & Fall Vol I is third issue, Vol II second issue and other four vols are all FIRST EDITIONS. Quarto; Vol I [xxiv], 704 pp; Vol II [xii], 640 pp; Vol III [x], 640 pp, [1]; Vol IV viii, [8], 620 pp; Vol V [12], 684 pp; 12, 646 pp, [52] Index. Frontispiece portrait engraving to Vol I and 3 folding maps (2 to Vol II and 1 to Vol III). Miscellaneous Works, 1796.First Edition. Vol I [xxvi], 702, [1], Vol II viii, 726 pp, [2]; silhouette portrait frontis to Vol I. Book Condition: Very Good. Decline & Fall: full tan calf sympathetically rebacked using original boards. Red and black morocco labels to spine; gilt titles, double-gilt bands and gilt decoration to compartments; gilt border to boards. Miscelleaneous Works: full tan calf with red and green morocco labels to spine, gilt titles and decoration, gilt foliate border to boards and marbled endpapers. Edges rubbed with small wear to corners, some scuffing and scratching to boards and bump to upper rear corner Vol VI Decline & Fall; front joint cracked and large chip to lower edge of lower board Vol II Miscelleaneous Works. A little scattered foxing. Corner crease to title and loss to lower margin final leaf (approx 2 inches,without loss to text) to Vol I Decline & Fall and ownership inscription to verso ffep Vol I Miscelleaneous Works, otherwise contents exceptionally clean and bright. First editions of Vol I Decline and Fall are rare, as the original print run was for only 1000 copies. Gibbon's magnum opus was an immediate runaway success and is widely considered to be "esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature), placing Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe according to Adam Smith. David Hume (who read Vol I on his death bed) praised the book. Publisher William Strahan was rightly of the opinion that "it will remain a lasting monument to the genius and ability of the writer" (ODNB). Seller Inventory # 4872

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Bravest Deeds / Stories of Courage and: Kipling, Rudyard; Gen.

Kipling, Rudyard; Gen. Charles King, Gen. Wesley Merritt, Gen. John Gibbon, others

Published by Youth's Companion / Perry Mason Company, Boston, Mass. (1901)

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About this Item: Youth's Companion / Perry Mason Company, Boston, Mass., 1901. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Eight years before publishing "Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind" -- a full decade before his "Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliography" -- David Alan Richards delivered to the Kipling Society Annual Luncheon, May, 1999, a talk on "Collecting Kipling." "Bibliographies are customarily no indicators of rarity," Richards pointed out. "You will not learn from Livingston that 'The Seven Nights of Creation' (1886, Livingston 9, Stewart 2) exists in only three copies (Stewart said two, and one was his!). Other examples of breathtaking rarity abound. Kipling also suppressed The Smith Administration (1891, Livingston 73, Stewart 92), with only 6 known copies surviving out of the original 3,000. . . (The copy bought at the Charles Plumptre Johnson auction in New York in 1927, purchased by legendary bookseller Dr. Abraham Rosenbach for General Electric chief executive Owen D. Young and now in the Berg Collection in the New York Public Library, sold for $14,000, the highest price ever paid for the work of a living author, equivalent to about $125,000 today.) But are we downhearted, knowing that these books -- and I could expand the list of 'Kipling impossibles' by literally another two dozen titles -- are almost certainly never to be obtained?" Richards asks. "No! Why? The fascination with chance, the hope -- even the belief -- that in some attic, or scrapbook, or box of discarded volumes, an old Kipling rarity will surface -- or even a new one, unknown to all prior collectors and bibliographers. And I have hard evidence for that belief. Let me describe to you what I have been fortunate enough to find in the five years I have been collecting." Mr. Richards mentions a copy of Lippincott's Magazine for January 1891, containing the first appearance of "The Light That Failed," published December 1890, "which is the deemed to be the earliest printing of all; I know of no other example in any Kipling collection." And then there are "the complete surprises, the Kipling first editions which have been discovered, that no one knew existed. In the words of St. Luke, 'Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost," including "a paperback booklet produced in Boston by the children's magazine publisher Perry Mason Company entitled 'Bravest Deeds,' a compilation of items previously appearing in its monthly numbers, which is the first book edition of the story 'Winning The Victoria Cross,' uncollected by Kipling until 1923; this title may indeed be found in Livingston and Stewart, in a hardback under the date 1902, but my wrappered copy is dated 1901, and appears to be the only remaining copy." Well, not quite. Here's another -- presumably the second reported -- in gray wraps printed in red & black, firmly bound with four staples showing some rust, small damage and stain to rear wrap, also a small tidemark to bottom of title page only, dated 1901 to the title page with no later dates showing. It's 64 pp. with Kipling's "Winning the Victoria Cross" occupying pp.43-52, featuring several period illustrations and including his somewhat droll account of the incident of the regimental chaplain who was honored with the medal for rescuing two British cavalrymen "all mixed up with their horses in a watercourse" from "a knot of Afghans who were hurrying to attend to them." "I do not think he quite cared for the publicity," Kipling observes. Though the chaplain's citation did not mention HOW he discouraged the pursuers, "Afghans do not leave wounded men without the strongest sort of hint," Kipling notes, leading him to conclude the unofficial account (that the chaplain -- though officially a noncombatant -- somehow brought a revolver into play) "seems very possible." 64 pp. Seller Inventory # 005631

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THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL: Gibbon, Edward (Esq)

Gibbon, Edward (Esq)

Published by W. Strahan & T. Cadell, London, England (1788)

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About this Item: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, London, England, 1788. Leather-bound. Condition: Very Good Plus. Complete in 6 thick large quarto 4to volumes. (11 3/8" x 9 1/4"). Vol. 1, 704 + lxxxviii, Notes; Vol. 2, Table of Contents to Vol. 1, Table of Contents to Vol. 2, 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 3, Table of Contents to Vol. 3, 640 pp. + erratta; Vol. 4, Preface, Contents, 620 pp.; Vol. 5, 684 pp. Vol. 6, 646 pp. + General Index. Half-title pages and errata present. Bound uniformly in early, most likely original, full polished, mottled calf, (similar to tree calf) and rebacked to sympathetic period style. Boards are bright, with modest wear at edges and corners. Dual contrasting leather spine labels, bright and unchipped. Spine compartments ornamented in gilt. Original heavy laid cotton rag endpapers, guarded by japan paper. Handmade laid paper throughout is high-quality rag stock. No library or ex-library markings. Original hand-sewn headbands and tailbands and silk ribbon placemarkers present (some remnant only). Three original folding maps, large, well- struck on heavy stock, and clean. Eastern Roman Empire map shows some professionally repaired paper weld repair of crease-wear-and-tear on reverse side. Western Roman Empire map reveals at least one paper weld repair on reverse side. Light foxing to text and maps -- less than is often found for this set. Vol. I engraved frontispiece portrait of Edward Gibbon by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Volumes II through VI (are the true London Large Quarto First Edition, issued 1781 through1788. Volume I is the revised third issue, which,though issued but one year after the first issue of Volume I (in 1777), it is the first with Gibbon's final revisions, and preferred footnotes at the bottoms of the pages. Professor J. B. (John Bagnall) Bury notes in a 1909 edition the many changes Gibbon made in this "Third Edition" of volume I: ".for the sake not of correcting mis-statements of fact, but of improving the turn of the sentence or securing greater accuracy of expression." All indications point toward Gibbon himself considering the resulting text definitive -- no further such emendations were offered in the next (1781) reprinting. Further, one of his most important presentation copies to his benefactor of the complete set is recorded by Norton as, "A set made up of Vol. 1, Third Edition, volumes 2 through 6 First Editions, bound in red morocco, presented to Lord Sheffield by Gibbon, with an inscription in his hand-writing, sold at Sotheby's on June 26, 1933." Thus, this (mixed) issue constitutes the textural standard, reprinted for more than 200 years, without significant emendation. (Quoted and paraphrased from A Bibliography of the Works of Edward Gibbon by J.E. Norton, Oxford U. Press, 1940.). "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147). "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works. Whereas other eighteenth-century writers in this field such as Voltaire are still quoted with respect, the Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues to be reprinted and actually read." PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN, P. 220 Gibbon (1737-1794) conceived of his plan for Decline and. Seller Inventory # 74440

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GIBBON, Edward [1737-1794]

Published by Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1787-89, London (1787)

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About this Item: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1787-89, London, 1787. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good. Mixed Set. Six volumes: First three volumes New Editions (1789, 87 & 87) last three volumes First Editions (1788). Thick quartos. Pp. vii, [1] advert., [12], 704; [12], 640; [12], 640; [4], viii, [8], 620; [12], 684; [14], 646, [51] index, [1] errata. Engraved frontis portrait of Gibbon by John Hall after Joshua Reynolds, 3 engraved maps (2 folding). With half-titles to all volumes except the first. Contemporary full calf, attractively rebacked with gilt ornaments flanked by gilt rules and dotted lines between raised bands, original red titling pieces retained (gilt worn) and numbering pieces replaced. Boards rubbed and scratched with a few minor stains, some corners restored, front free endpapers with minor gum residue from removal of bookplates, engraved portrait lightly offset onto title, light foxing to some endpapers, rear endpapers of first volume a little mildewed; but overall, a nice clean set in expertly restored bindings. Gibbon's masterful history of the Roman Empire was issued in six quarto volumes over the course of twelve years between 1776 and 1788. Modest expectations on the part of both author and publisher regarding the market for such an imposing work resulted in an initial printing of only 1000 copies of the original printing. This proved a serious miscalculation of the demand (and subsequently made complete sets of the first edition difficult to come by). Within a fortnight the first edition was completely sold out. "I am at a loss", wrote Gibbon in his Memoirs, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted within a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost every toilette; the historian was crowned by the taste or fashion of the day." (Gibbon, Miscellaneous Works and Memoirs. 2nd ed. London, 1814, Vol. I., p. 223). The present is a mixed set of "New Editions" of the first three volumes and First Editions of the last three volumes. The first three volumes incorporate the final additions and revisions Gibbon made to the quarto edition, including the relocation of the notes (which were originally gathered at the rear of the first volume) to the bottom of the page (1777), the addition of the portrait frontis (1780), an enlarged table of contents for the first volume (1781), and the addition of the three maps (1781). In the present copy, as in most, the map of Constantinople has been cut down to the same size as the printed page, allowing it to be bound in sideways, rather than being folded like the other two maps. Norton, J. E. A Bibliography of the Works of Ed. Gibbon. Oxford, 1940. Size: Quarto. Seller Inventory # 21438

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Cold Comfort Farm - with signed slip: Gibbons, Stella

Gibbons, Stella

Published by London Longmans 1932 (1932)

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About this Item: London Longmans 1932, 1932. A first edition, first printing published by Longmans in 1932. A very good+ book with some fading to the spine and some rubbing to the edges and especially to the spine tips. No inscriptions. In the very scarce unclipped first issue dust wrapper which has benefitted from some light restoration to the lower portion of the spine and a little to the edges. The book presents very well indeed. Accompanied by a signed slip from Stella Gibbons, explaining that she does not have a personal bookplate - signed and dated. One of the few books to introduce a fictional plant. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Seller Inventory # 10271

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The History of the Decline and Fall: Gibbon, Edward

Gibbon, Edward

Published by Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand 1781-1788, London (1781)

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About this Item: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand 1781-1788, London, 1781. Quarto, 6 volumes. Mixed early editions. Volume I is a fourth edition, volumes II and III are second editions, volumes IV, V, and VI are first editions. Three quarters leather; elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, two burgundy gilt morocco lettering labels. In near fine condition. The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople (this map is in its original folded issue, instead of the more common method of having the plate trimmed to the margin and inserted; it is more rare in this folded state). Although volumes II and III are second editions, they are, in actuality, reissues of the first editions with canceled titles, and have three new maps not present in the firsts. A beautiful set. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM 222). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7). Seller Inventory # 3882

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Cold Comfort Farm: Stella Gibbons

Stella Gibbons

Published by Longmans, London (1932)

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About this Item: Longmans, London, 1932. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. HARDBACK - A very good book for its age, with light fading to the spine, with rubbing to the spines hinges. Internally, the book is free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. There is toning to the text block, with a small mark to the bottom corner of page two and three. The dust wrapper is in very good condition, with restoration performed to the spine tips, and also to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. The restoration is of the highest quality, performed by one of the UK's leading paper archivists, with the restoration blending in with the rest of the dust wrapper seamlessly. The dust wrapper is the correct uk first edition, first issue with the publishers printed price of 7s/6d.net present. Included with the book is a custom made clam shell box for the books future preservation. A very rare title to acquire, and only the second copy we have handled in over fifteen years of book selling. Seller Inventory # 001304

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GIBBON, Edward.

Published by T. Becket & P.A. De Hondt. London (1761)

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About this Item: T. Becket & P.A. De Hondt. London, 1761. First edition of the authors first book. 8vo. xxxii, 159pp. All original blank leaves present, two before the title and four after last leaf that has text. "From the Author" in Gibbon's own hand to blank opposite title page. This has offset lightly to title page. Bound in contemporary full brown speckled calf, worn at extremities, rebacked with original spine laid down. Original spine darkened as if scorched. Outer margins of e/ps. and title browned, some occ. foxing. Inner hinge visible but sound. The whole contained in a purpose made clam-shell marbled box with leather lettering piece. Norton 1. Though not published until 1761, Gibbon wrote this first work, in French, in 1758 when he was 21. He let Dr. Maty of the British Museum read it and on gaining approval revised and completed it in 1759. It was only published due to his fathers urging. The dedication to his father is both sincere and touching. The book, mostly due to being written in French, was more successful abroad than in England. The publishers covered the costs of producing the book and took the profits, Gibbon retained the copyright and received a number of free copies. According to Norton 42 copies were made available to Gibbon. 21 copies were presented by the author to several eminent characters in England and France, one was presented to the Duke of York and 20 were given by the author to his friends in Lausanne. This copy is one of these 42. Seller Inventory # 7778

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The History of the Decline and Fall: Gibbon, Edward; [Bruce,

Gibbon, Edward; [Bruce, James]

Published by Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, London (1790)

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About this Item: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1790. Early octavo edition of Edward Gibbon's monumental history, following the trajectory of the Roman Empire from the death of Marcus Aurelius to the fall of Constantinople thirteen centuries later, an epic feat of historiography that took twenty years to complete. Gibbon's narrative drive and pointed analysis found an immediate readership at home and abroad: "Our fancy may create, or adopt, a pleasing romance, that the Goths and Vandals sallied from Scandinavia, ardent to avenge the flight of Odin . . . to burn the records of classic literature, and to found their national architecture on the broken members of the Tuscan and Corinthian orders. But in simple truth, the northern conquerors were neither sufficiently savage, nor sufficiently refined, to entertain such aspiring ideas" (Chapter LXXI). The first edition of Gibbon's history appeared in six quarto volumes, issued from 1776 to 1788. In 1783, publishers Strahan and Cadell reissued the first half of the work in six octavo volumes; in 1790, they reissued the second half to complete the twelve-volume set. The first six volumes of this set are early printings, dated 1788; the final six volumes are first printings, dated 1790. This set belonged to Scottish explorer James Bruce, Laird of Kinnaird, who traveled widely throughout North Africa in the 1760s and 1770s. He was one of the first Europeans to trace the Blue Nile to its Ethiopian source, in 1770, and the first to follow the Blue Nile to its confluence with the White Nile in Sennar (now the Sudan). In 1790, the year that the final volumes of his Gibbon set were printed, Bruce published his own Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in five quarto volumes, a classic of African exploration. PMM 222. A bright near-fine set, with an excellent historical association, bridging the Roman and British empires. Twelve octavo volumes, full contemporary polished calf, raised bands, spine compartments ruled in gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, all edges stained yellow. Frontispiece portrait of Gibbon after Joshua Reynolds and map of the Eastern empire in Volume I; two additional folding maps, "Parts of Europe and Asia Adjacent to Constantinople" and map of the Western empire, in Volume II; general index in Volume XII. Bookplate of James Bruce, "Bruce of Kinnaird," and handwritten shelf mark "101" in all volumes; additional label "From Kinnaird 1897" and previous owner notes to front endpapers of Volume I. Occasional scuff to bindings, spine ends rubbed, chip to spine label of Volume II. Seller Inventory # 1001233

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Barry Gibbons

Published by Infinite Ideas Limited (2009)

ISBN 10: 1906821003 ISBN 13: 9781906821005

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