Published by P. Wogan et al, Dublin, 1796
Leatherbound. Condition: Fair. xii, 480 p. 22 cm. Full leather. From our As Is shelf. Front cover missing, rear hinge cracked, spine ends chipped, corners worn. Reference label on half title.
Published by Tourneisen Basil, 1796
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Published by Cambridge University Press, 2014
Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting.
Published by A. Strahan, and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, London, 1796
Leather. Condition: Good Only. None (illustrator). First edition. The first edition of Lord Sheffield's account of the life and works of this eighteenth-century English historian. 'Illustrated from his Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative, by John Lord Sheffield'. Volume two of the original two. Rebound in a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed with wear to extremities and slight loss to the spine. Spine label is absent and there is cracking to both joints. Internally, firmly bound and bright. Instances of spotting with the odd handling mark. Private library bookplate to the front pastedown. Good Only. book.
Published by Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan, L. White, John Chambers, P. Byrne, John Millikin, James Moore, J. Rice, W. Jones, John Halpen, Peter Moore, H. Fitzpatrick, N. Kelly, and G. Folingsby, 1796., 1796
Hardcover. Condition: Good. 8vo. 3 vols. Vol. 1: Frontispiece silhouette portrait of Gibbon, xviii, 468p. Vol. 2: xii, 480p. Vol. 3: vi, 479, p. 19th-century mottled calf, with wear at joints and corners; spine of volume 1 beginning to crack; minor leather repairs at head of spines of volumes 2 and 3; Frontispiece portrait in volume 1 re-attached. 19th-century name on each title-page scored through. Bookseller's ticket in voume 1: R. Saywell, Bookseller & Stationer, 19 Bedford St. Bedford Row, London.
Published by Strahan and Cadell, London, 1796
Three-Quarter Leather. Condition: Fair to Poor. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets as Issued. First Edition. Externally in poor condition with the spines in very poor order with some losses. Hinges cracked. Edges of page-blocks foxed and with some stains. Heavy foxing to preliminaries and last few pages but text really very clean. Some scattered foxing to margins. All pages secure. Overall internally fair. xxvi, 703pp and viii, 726 pp A reading set. Some work on the spines and hinges would provide a solid fair example. Priced according to condition. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. A$20 domestic shipping for this set. Size: 225mm x 280mm. Book.
Published by Cambridge University Press 2014-04-17, 2014
Paperback. Condition: As New. Item is in new condition.
Published by A Strahan, and T Cadell, and W Davies / John Murray, London, 1796
Hardcover. Condition: Good. GIBBON, EDWARD MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF EDWARD GIBBON, Esquire. With Memoirs of his Life and Writings. Occasional Notes and Narrative by John Lord Sheffield. 3 volume set. London, A Strahan, and T Cadell, and W Davies / John Murray, 1796-1815, 3 volumes. Silhouette portrait in vol.1; errata leaf at end of Vol.II; frontis portrait & folding genealogical table of the Guelphs in Vol.III. xxv,[i],703; viii,726,; x,691pp demy 4to, uniform full calf. An unattractive working set, but DOES INCLUDE THE ELUSIVE THIRD VOLUME. Bindings worn - early rebacking; mild wear to corners of boards, Vols I-II sound, Vol.III spine with rough later repair, now partly defective and lifting, but boards soundly attached. The third volume, printed for John Murray in 1815 and often missing, is here present. Norton 131 and 136. ***Very heavy: please inquire for a quotation of postage overseas. Book.
Published by Strahan and Cadell, London, 1796
2 vols. xxvi, 703 + viii, 726  pp. 4to, modern blue cloth with red leather spine labels. First edition. Rothschild 948; Norton 131. Ownership inscription at top of both titles; light foxing; but a very good copy in a respectable modern binding. U1 in Vol. I is a cancel, as usual. A supplementary third volume published in 1815 is not present. Frontispiece silhouette of Gibbon bound in the second volume instead of the first.
Published by A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (succesors to Mr. Cadell, London,, 1796
Condition: BUONO. complete in 2 volumes. cm.21,5x28, pp.XXV,703,VIII,728, NOTA:Piatto anteriore del volume secondo, staccato. / London, A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (succesors to Mr. Cadell 1796, complete in 2 volumes. cm.21,5x28, pp.XXV,703,VIII,728, rilegatura in tutta pelle, 6 nervi in pelle ai dorsi, legatura coeva. First edition. Prima edizione. rilegatura in tutta pelle, 6 nervi in pelle ai dorsi, legatura coeva.
Published by A. Strahan, and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, London, 1796
Hard Cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Hardbacks, full-calf, spines relaid retaining original backstrips. Gilt borders to boards. Marbled end-papers. 3 vols 4to. xxv, 703pp; viii, 726pp; x, x, 691pp. Frontis in vol. 1 & 3, folding genealogical table in vol. 3. 1st edition 1796-1815. Bindings are rubbed and worn. Previous owner's small bookplate to front pastedown in each vol. A rather pleasing set. A heavy set, additional postage may be required for orders outside the UK. (bs33a).
Published by P. Wogan Etc, Dublin, 1796
Condition: V.g. Illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative. 3 volumes. p.p. (1) xviii - 468, (2) xii - 480 and (3) vi - 479 + 9 page index. Cntp. calf moroc labels.
Published by A. Strahan, T. Cadell Jun., and W. Davies, London, 1796
Hardcover. 1st Edition. 2 vols. 703p; 726p. Rebound. A set of two large hardcover books rebound in blue cloth. Volume 1 is in essentially fine condition, apart from some very minimal foxing. Text unmarked and binding quite secure. Volume 2 has a small hole in the title page and penetrating as far as page 12, and on the blank rear free endpaper. Otherwise, only mild occasional foxing, unmarked text, and secure binding. Overall, this pair of volumes is in very nice condition. A two-volume anthology of Gibbons' lectures, essays, and correspondence. Most selections are in English, but a substantial amount is in French. Both volumes measure approx. 11.2" x 8.75".
Published by A. Strahan, T. Cadell, W. Davies, 1796
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. These are two-volumes of the "Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire". issued as a complete set in 1796. A third volume was added in 1815. The text is in the original English and French, with english-languge commentary by John Lord Sheffield. The covers (app. 9" x 11"), calf spines with four raised bands, gilt lettering in attached black labels, marbled boards with leather corners, have splits at the front tops of the spine, with looseness to both at those positions. This is more pronounced in Volume I, in which the top of the spine is partly loose. However, both covers are reasonably well-attached. The insides are in very good overall condition. There are a few cracked gutters to the ends, but there are no loose or missing pages. Volume I (703 pages) has no stamps or other attachments, and no writing. The only illustration, that of the frontispiece silhouette, is in excellent condition (see photo). There are a few tears, including a small hole to the final text page (703), with parts of three words missing, though it is clear what each word is. The red page edges in both volumes are unfaded and clean. There are a few stains to the page faces, mostly to the end pages. Almost all faces have no stains. Volume II (726 numbered pages, plus errata page), is in the same overall condition, with a few tears, one cracked gutter at the front, but no loose pages, and few stains. The accompanying photos are accurate reflections of the set conditions.
Published by Printed for A. Strahan, and T. C, 1796
Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. First edition. Volume I only! Front board has detached, could be repaired by an expert. Otherwise in good condition! Bound in full tree calf with gilt border, 6 raised bands on spine, gilt-tooled floral motifs. Some bumping to corners, a few small scuffs to back board, some chipping at bottom of spine. Spine is somewhat tanned due to age. Morrocan leather label intact and vibrant. Still looks good on a shelf. Marbled endpapers. Pages very clean and sturdy, light foxing to title and frontispiece, otherwise NO foxing or markings! Textblock sturdy. Overall a really pretty copy of a 222-year-old book.
Published by London: Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell Jun.&c., 1796
The first edition, published at £2 10s in boards. Quarto (28.5 x 22cm). Without the supplementary volume published in quarto in 1815 which contained material first added to octavo reprints of this work. 'The auto-biography of Gibbon, attached to his Posthumous Works edited by Lord Sheffield, has been perhaps the most popular production of its kind of modern times. This polished gem was read in all circles, and admired by critics of every description. The periods flow with a sort of liquid cadence. The facts are beautifully brought together, and ingeniously argued upon, and the life of a studious recluse has something about it of the air of a romatic adventurer'-Dibdin. Vol. I, pp. xxvi,703; Vol. II, pp. viii,726,. With a frontispiece and final errata/advert leaf. A handsome copy bound in contemporary tree calf, the spine in six panels with floral devices in gilt, twin labels. Neatly re-hinged. Some minor marks to the boards, internally clean & fresh. VG. [Norton 131; CBEL II, 1723; Dibdin Lib. Com. 543; Rothschild 948].
Published by 1796, 1796
London: Printed for A. Strahan et al 1796. 4to. Orig. full mottled calf with gilt borders on front & rear boards (rebacked to match). Spines uniformly gilt and with morocco titling-labels. Complete with silhouette portrait frontisp. in Vol. I and errata-leaves in both volumes. Contents fine and with wide margins. 1st edition.
Published by A. Strahan, T. Cadell jr., & W. Davies c. 1796, London, 1796
Edition : First edition, Contemporary full tree calf with gilt greek-tooled border, rebacked expertly in seven compartments of gilt-tooled bands and gilt floral motifs, gilt red and yellow morocco labels on two and five respectively. , During his life, Edward Gibbon made several attempts at writing his memoirs. After his death, these were pieced together by his close friend, Lord Sheffield, who added letters and additional writings. A third volume of miscellaneous works was added in 1815., Size : 4to, Ex-libris on front paste-down endpaper. With frontis silhouette portrait., Volume : Two volumes., References : Rothchild 948, P. Volume 1. frontis, title, blank, iii-xxv, (1), 1-703; Volume 2. title, blank, iii-viii, 1-726, errata, advertisement. Occasional light foxing, otherwise an excellent copy, text is clean and crisp.
Published by A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (succesors to Mr. Cadell); John Murray. London 1796 - 1815, 1815
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION. 3 Volumes. 4to. (11.7 x 9.3 inches). xxv, 703pp; viii, 726pp; x, 691pp. Volumes 1 & 2 published in 1796 and the 3rd volume issued in 1815 by John Murray. The third volume was issued to allow owners of the two earlier 4to volumes to have a uniform version of the material that appeared in the second edition that was published in five 8vo volumes in 1814. Portrait frontis in volumes 1 and 3. The first in silhouette, the second an engraving of Warton's painted portrait by James Fittler. Some offsetting from both frontispieces. Errata leaf in volume two, publishers advert leaf at the end of volume three. A tall and wide margined set in original publishers blue (Strahan & Cadell) and brown (John Murray) paper covered boards. All edges untrimmed. Re-backed to style with beige paper spines, each with a printed paper label. From the library of noted scholar of 18th century literature and art, John Cabell Riely, and with his bookplate to the paste-down endpapers. Generally a clean and bright set throughout. Boards show some rubbing to the edges and a few marks but overall the set is very good indeed. A remarkable survivor and rare in the original publishers boards.
First Edition. GIBBON, Edward. Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative by John Lord Sheffield. London: Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1796. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full speckled calf rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down, red and green morocco spine labels, original marbled endpapers. $2000.First edition of Gibbon s memoirs, letters, and additional works, posthumously collected and published by his closest friend, Lord Sheffield.When Gibbon died in 1794, he left his personal papers to Lord Sheffield, who carefully selected and edited them to ensure that his friend would not be unflatteringly exposed to public scrutiny. While Sheffield later published an expanded edition of Gibbon s letters and memoirs, his concern for his friend s privacy persisted throughout his life and he forbid, in his will, the publication of any additional papers. He writes in his preface to the Miscellaneous Works, "Few men, I believe, have ever so fully unveiled their own character, by a minute narrative of their sentiments and pursuits, as Mr. Gibbon will here be found to have done; not with study and labour-not with an affected frankness-but with a genuine confession of his little foibles and peculiarities, and a good-humoured and natural display of his own conduct and opinions." Norton, 131. Library book labels.Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors. Expert restoration to extremities. A handsome copy in beautiful contemporary calf.
Published by Printed for A. Strahan, and T.Cadell Jun, and W, Davies (Successors to Mr, Cadell) in the Strand, Vols. I-II; Printed for John Murray, 50, Albemarle-Street (Vol. III). 1796; 1815, London, 1796
THREE VOLUMES. FIRST EDITIONS (Vol. III, first 4to edition). 4to. 9 x 11.5 inches. Vol. I, xxv + [i] + 703 pp.; Vol. II, viii + 726 +  pp. errata and publisher's advertisement; Vol. III, x + [ii] + 691 pp. The Latin epitaph of Gibbon is here placed at the front of the volume, rather than at the end as indicated by the table of contents. Some text in French. Bound in full calf boards with gilt borders; spines in compartments with gilt bands and decorations, with contrasting red morocco title labels, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some scattered foxing and stain left by silk tie, Vol. III, pp. 400-01. A little age wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good crisp set. Armourial bookplates of Baron Northwick. Illustrated by silhouette and portrait frontispieces, folding genealogical table and by tables in text. Decorated by tailpiece vignettes. [Contents:] Vol. I, Memoirs of My Life and Writing. Letters to and from Edward Gibbon (including Lord Sheffield), nos. 1-210. Vol. II, Abstracts of my Reading; Extracts from my Journal; A Collection of his Remarks and Detached Pieces; Outlines of the History of the World; A Vindication of some Passages in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth and Sixteenth Chapters of the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Antiquities of the House of Brunswick [and five other sections]. Vol. III, 29 sections, including classical and historical studies, ancient weights and measures, the Position of the Meridional Line, Section IV of the Antiquities of the House of Brunswick, and Letters to and from Mr. Gibbon, nos. 1-74. A greater part of this volume is in French. The original two 1796 volumes of the miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon with the additional third volume of 1815, which was republished by John Murray in quarto (after the first five volume complete octavo edition of 1814) in order to match the first two volumes. These were edited by Gibbon's close friend and literary executor, the politician, John Holroyd, Earl of Sheffield (1735-1821). The three volumes include Gibbon's autobiographical account, journal extracts and letters and a wide variety of miscellaneous writings, on classical and historical subjects, many in French. This copy is from the library of John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick (1770-1859), landowning peer and art collector, who travelled in Italy, and numbered Gibbon and the Hamiltons among his friends. (ESTC T19696). THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. HISTORY/THEOLOGY LETTERS HISTORY 18TH CENTURY MEMOIRS CORRESPONDENCE HISTORY/THEOLOGY.
Published by London Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell and W. Davies 1796 and 1815, 1815
3 volumes. First Editions of the first two volumes issued in 1796 and first edition of the third volume, issued in 1815. Illustrated with frontispiece engravings in volumes one and three and with epitaph leaf and folding genealogical table in volume three. 4to, handsomely bound in full contemporary calf by White of Doncaster, the covers with gilt fillet lines at the borders around a more elaborate blind rolled frame, the spines with wide raised bands ruled in gilt creating compartments crosshatched in blind, contrasting red and black labels gilt lettered and numbered, additional gilt ruling at spine tips, gilt hatched board edges at corners, rolled blind tool repeated on the turn-ins, page edges marbled, silk ribbon markers bound in. xxv, errata, 703; viii, 726, errata, ad leaf; x, 691 pp. A very beautiful and proper set, the bindings extremely attractive with only some minor and expected evidence of age, the text in excellent order, all very desirable. RARE FIRST EDITION OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. The work here includes notes, letters, diaries, essays, unpublished works. The printing includes pieces in both English and French and occasional writing in Latin is interspersed. The work was gathered by Lord Sheffield and Gibbon's memoirs were assembled by Lord Sheffield from drafts of an autobiography which Gibbon left unfinished at his death. It was on the Sheffield family estate that Gibbon was buried after his passing. Gibbon s DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE is considered still to be THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN. This set of his miscellaneous works includes letters, notes, and diaries from his early studies, there are also essays from his youth and a number of previously unpublished works. His memoirs were assembled by Lord Sheffield from drafts of an autobiography which Gibbon left unfinished at his death.
Published by London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1776-1788; 1796, 1796
8 volumes. RARE AND ELUSIVE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF ALL SIX VOLUMES OF THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL. FIRST STATE of Volume I with errata uncorrected in the text and notes and with the cancels as called for, X4 (text) and a4 (notes) are so signed. Only 500 copies of the first issue of Volume I are known to have been printed. With the FIRST EDITION of the MISCELLANEOUS WORKS. Engraved portrait after the painting by Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, three large and finely engraved folding maps of the Western Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire and Constantinople. With the half-titles to Volumes III-VI of the Decline and Fall. The Miscellaneous Works with a silhouette engraving to Volume I. 4to (280 x 220 mm), in a beautiful binding of full contemporary mottled calf, the covers with borders in gilt, the backs fully gilt with compartments separated by gilt tooled lines and gilt rolled decorative bands. Elaborately and handsomely designed in the compartments incorporating central gilt tools, and elaborate overall tooling gilt, lettering and numbering in gilt on red morocco labels in the appropriate compartments. History of the Decline and Fall: viii, (xvi), (vii, blank), (1) - 586, (2 Notes, Advertisements), lxxxviii, (1 errata, blank); (2), (1) - 640, (errata, blank), ; (xii), (1) - 640, (1 errata, blank); (iv), viii, (viii), (1) - 620; (xii), (1) - 684; (xiv), (1) - 646, (51, General Index), (1 errata) pp.; Miscellaneous Works: xxv, (1 errata), 703, blank; viii, 726, (errata, advertisements leaf) pp. A very handsome set of both of Gibbon's writings, the text leaves very well preserved, quite clean, crisp and unpressed, the bindings handsomely presented, the hinges and tips restored and strengthened as required over the years, original spine panels laid down, one volume number replaced at a later date, one volume with hinges starting, the spine panels all original to the bindings. A rare and elusive set restored as required and retaining all the original materials, the backs all original to the bindings. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION OF EACH VOLUME. BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED IN FULL AND VERY HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY CALF BINDINGS IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AND RETAINING THE ORIGINAL SPINE PANELS. WITH THE RARE HALF-TITLES TO VOLUMES 3-6, AND A LARGER COPY THAN IS USUALLY ENCOUNTERED. THIS COLLECTION ALSO WITH THE TWO VOLUMES OF THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS. Approximately 1000 copies of the various states of the the first edition of the first volume were most likely printed though the original plan was for only 500. Thus, full sets of the first edition are now rare and first issue copies, doubly so. THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN. It was in Italy while "musing amid the ruins of the Capital" that Gibbon formed the plan of his history. Originally published in six volumes from 1776 to 1788, Gibbon's fine scholarship has remained for the most part unchallenged. The work's numerous reprintings throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are evidence of its popularity and historical accuracy. 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 er.