“THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER WRITTEN”
GIBBON, Edward. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London, 1777-1788. Six volumes.
Mixed edition set (Volume I is third edition, Volumes II and III are 1789 "New" editions, and Volumes IV-VI are first editions) of one of the greatest classics of Western thought, with three engraved maps by Kitchin, two of them folding. Beautifully bound in rich contemporary calf-gilt. $15,000.