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“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.

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“THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER WRITTEN”

GIBBON, Edward. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London, 1781-1788. Six volumes.

Mixed edition set (Volume I is fourth edition, all others are first editions) of one of the greatest classics of Western thought, with three engraved maps by Kitchin, two of them folding. In handsome contemporary calf boards. $12,000.

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EDWARD GIBBON’S OWN COPY OF HIS VINDICATION, 1779

GIBBON, Edward. A Vindication of Some Passages. Dublin, 1779.

First Dublin edition, issued the same year as the London first, of Gibbon's spirited defense of his landmark history, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire—the author's own copy, with his engraved bookplate. $8500.

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HANDSOME SET OF GIBBON’S MISCELLANEOUS WORKS

GIBBON, Edward. Miscellaneous Works. London, 1814. Five volumes.

Second edition of Gibbon’s miscellaneous works, greatly expanded from the first, with engraved frontispiece portrait, four engraved plates and folding genealogical chart, handsomely bound. $1500.

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