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As the attention of the new emperor was diverted… It was impossible that such a reconciliation should last… The simple journal of his ordinary occupations… The lenity of the emperor confirmed the insolence… History has never, perhaps, suffered a greater… Such a tax, plentiful as it must prove… Chapter 7 The circumstances of his death are variously related.

The procurator of Africa was a servant worthy… After the senate had conferred on Maximus and Balbinus… The emperor Maximus, who had advanced as far as… When the senate elected two princes… We cannot forbear transcribing the ingenious… Chapter 8 The great and fundamental article of the system… Had Zoroaster, in all his institutions… Under the reign of Marcus… Our suspicions are confirmed by the authority… Chapter 9 Such rational doubt is but ill suited with the genius… If we contemplate a savage nation in any part of the globe… Civil governments, in their first institution… Although the progress of civilization… Such was the situation, and such were the manners… The general conspiracy which terrified the Romans… Chapter 10 Notwithstanding the mysterious obscurity of the Edda… The Goths were now in possession of the Ukraine… A magistrate, invested with such extensive powers… But the Romans were irritated to a still higher degree… The Romans had long experienced the daring valour… III: We have already traced the emigration of the Goths… The second expedition of the Goths… But this exploit, whatever lustre it might shed… The loss of an important frontier… The emperor Gallienus, who had long supported… The lieutenants of Valerian were grateful to the father… Such were the barbarians, and such the tyrants… Chapter 11 The siege of Milan was still continued… The event surpassed his own expectations… The reign of Aurelian lasted only four years… The emperor was almost at the same time informed… But whatever confidence might be placed in ideal ramparts… After a successful expedition against the Gothic… In his march over the sandy desert… Since the foundation of Rome, no general had more nobly… The arms of Aurelian had vanquished the foreign… Chapter 12 The reluctance of Tacitus… Whilst the deceased emperor was making preparations… The peasants of Illyricum, who had already given… But the most important service which Probus rendered… Among the useful conditions of peace imposed by Probus… But in the prosecution of a favourite scheme… The threats of Carus were not without effect.

The only merit of the administration of Carinus… In the midst of this glittering pageantry… Chapter 13 The first considerable action of his reign… Their patience was at last provoked into despair. He beheld, with anxious terror, the opposite shores… While the Caesars exercised their valour… When Tiridates appeared on the frontiers of Armenia… As soon as Diocletian had indulged his private resentment… As soon as this difficulty was removed… The dislike expressed by Diocletian towards Rome… From the time of Augustus to that of Diocletian… Notwithstanding the severity of a very cold and rainy… Though Constantine, from a very obvious prejudice… Chapter 14 I: The fame of Constantine has rendered posterity… The children of Constantius by his second marriage… Rome, according to the expression of an orator… The news of his promotion was no sooner carried… Among so many crimes and misfortunes… Maxentius, who considered the Praetorian guards… The army of Gaul was drawn up in two lines… In the use of victory, Constantine neither deserved… The vanquished emperor left behind him two children… The first battle was fought near Cibalis… As the crime was of a public kind… Instead of embracing such an active resolution… Chapter 15 The conquest of the land of Canaan… The history of the church of Jerusalem affords a lively… While the orthodox church preserved a just medium… In consequence of this opinion… The writings of Cicero represent in the most lively colours… A very handsome set, fresh and near to pristine internally, the contemporary bindings in good order and in completely original state with no restoration or sophistication whatsoever, some volumes with weakening to some hinges and some with minor chipping or other mellowing to the spines, in all a very well preserved set of these rare books.

This first octavo edition was printed similarly, the first six volumes in and the later six in Thus, this is not only the first octavo edition but also is one of only a tiny handful of editions of the first half printed prior to the completion of the work in total. Like the first edition it contains the three folding maps and the engraved portrait of Gibbon in volume one. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp.

Seller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. Published: Very early and part first editions of Edward Gibbon's seminal work on the Roman Empire. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and three engraved maps. With the bookplate of Thomas Baring as well as the bookplate for Netley Castle to all volumes at the pastedowns. These books were likely to have been owned by Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet. Baring was a British banker and Member of Parliament. He also resided in Hampshire until his death. Netley Castle is a former artillery fort in the Hampshire village of Netley. Two maps to volume II, one folding.

A nice set of scarce early editions of these works. Collated, complete. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, rubbed in places. Rubbing to the spine, boards and joints. Spotting to the boards of volume II. Several score marks and patched of rubbing to the boards. Small damp stained patch to the front board of volume I. Split to the tail of rear joint to volume I resulting in the joint starting but firm. Both hinges to volume I are starting but firm. Rear hinge to volume III is tender and may fail with further handling. Small crack to the tail of front joint to volume III.

Front hinge to volume IV has been reinforced.

Both hinges to volume V have been reinforced. Front joint to volume VI is starting but firm with the hinge tender after the front endpaper. Rear board is detached but present to volume VI. Tail of backstrip to volume I is lifting at the front hinge due to a tear. Backstrip to volume VI is lifting at the rear Loss to the head and tail of spine to volume I. Loss to the tail of spine to volume III as well as to the volume number.

Loss to the head and tail of spine to volume VI. Minor bumping to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean volume I. Scattered spotting to volume II. Occasional scattered spots to the pages, heavier to the first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Good. Strahan; T. Printed Mixed set: v. Bound in uniform contemporary diced calf. Some rubbing to spines, with a few of the joints weak. Marbled end sheets. Frontispiece portrait of Gibbon. Armorial book plates. Generally unmarked.

Although Gibbon's main thesis-that the fall of Rome was due to the victory of Christianity -is untenable, his comprehensive picture of the Roman and Byzantine world from the death of Marcus Aurelius to the fall of Constantinople has made his place secure also among scholars. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

London: Cadell and Davies, Handsome stipple engraved frontispiece portrait and 2 large folding maps. London: Printed for Cadell and Davies et al, A very good clean set, in a handsome binding. Frontispiece portrait and 2 large folding map. Handsomely bound in contemporary full brown calf; gilt-stamped borders and spines with red leather labels; marbled endpapers and page edges leather is rubbed and a bit edgeworn in spots; hinge neatly repaired in two volumes, still a quite attractive set.

Edinburgh: Printed for Bell and Bradfute, et al. Seller: Argosy Book Store. London: G. Very good. Eight volumes. Illustrated throughout with fold-out maps. Some minor foxing visible Allason; B Whitrow and Co. Jenkins, and E. Khull and Co. Cumming and C. La Grange, Dublin,, Original drab paper boards, original printed spine labels, edges uncut. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 large folding maps. Spines rubbed, some labels rather worn, slight marking to covers, first front joint slightly split but still firm.

An excellent set in unrestored contemporary state. First Allason edition.

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On 1 July , Cadell asked Gibbon to assign the renewed copyright in the first volume to him and Strahan as had been agreed by them in This extended the copyright of that volume, so that the entire History ceased to be copyright only when that agreement expired in The expiry of the copyright allowed a number of reprints to appear on the market. This particular volume octavo edition published by W. Allason and a consortium of other London publishers was reprinted no less than seven times between and Seller: Peter Harrington Published: This work was published in this twelve volume form two years after Gib With a frontispiece and two large folding maps to volume I.

The first folding map being the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, the second folding map being the Western.

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The original first three volumes of this work was published in with the final three volumes being completed and issued in These twelve volumes were published two years after his final three volumes and present the contents of all six volumes across twelve octavos. With a further preface to volume VII which is the preface for the initial final three volumes Gibbon had published in Condition: In uniform contemporary, full tree calf bindings. Externally, rubbed to the spines, resulting in loss to the gilt.

Spine label to volume V is lacking. Patches of slightly heavier rubbing to the rear board of volume VI resulting in some loss to the leather. Small score mark to the rear of volume VIII. Very small crack to the head of rear joint to vol II. Minor cracks to the tail of both joints to volume V resulting in the hinges starting but remaining firm. Very small cracks to the head of joints. Hinges to volume VII are slightly strained but firm. Hinges to volume XII are strained but firm.

Very small hole to the tail of rear joint due to worming. Small amount of worming to the tail of front joint. Cockling to the endpapers of volume III affecting the rest of the textblock very slightly, which has a small amount of cockling. A very small amount of chipping to the top of the contents pages to volume V at the fore edge. Light offsetting to the title page of volume I from frontispiece. Small closed tear at the gutter of map of eastern part of empire, not affecting text and no larger than 2cm.

Minor creasing and folding to the edges of map of eastern part of Roman Empire, due to map being too large for binding, not affecting the overall view of map. A few light scattered spots to the maps. Page of volume IV remains untrimmed, with the corner being folded to contain the page in the binding. Very light spotting to the first and last few pages of all volumes, in addition to some minor offsetting to the pastedown and page edges of the first and last few pages, otherwise pages are clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good. London: Printed for T Cadell, Strand et al, Cross, Cursitor Street and H. Mutlow of the Eastern and Western part of the Roman Empire and of the parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople; bound without half-titles in five volumes, slight marginal toning throughout, usual foxing to maps, very slight foxing and slight creasing to a few leaves, minor ink spotting to III, pp. New edition. Lowndes, II, Seller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. London: John Murray, Eight volumes, octavo, single portrait frontispiece, 14 maps 12 folding and 5 coloured ; understated half brown morocco, gilt spine with raised bands.

A most attractive set of Gibbon's opus, first published in and here re-issued with notes by Dean Milman, M. Guizot and William Smith. The first volume includes a portrait frontispiece of Gibbon by Sir Joshua Reynolds. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire remains an intriguing work; although in some respects superseded by the following century of primarily German classical scholarship, Gibbon style is fresh and intriguing, and the historiographical questions he raises are effectively timeless. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Edited with Additional Notes by William Smith.

Bound by Bayntun. Illustrated with frontisportrait and maps. Heads, heels and corners very lightly rubbed; spines lightly sunned; top edges gilt. A nice set. Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply Insurance required to ship this item. Seller: A. Parker's Books, Inc. Cadell and W.

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Davies, et al, Half calf and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, all edges marbled. An excellent working set, with lightly rubbed boards, some scuffing along joints, at spine tips and corners. Presents nicely. Birtch and Small, The first American edition of this epic history.

Usually described as but this has the first four volumes dated on the title pages. Some front covers detached, but can be reattached by any book binder. Appear to be original boards. Spines very worn but could also be original. In eight volumes. Philadelphia: William W. First American edition. Contemporary full calf with maroon labels with edge decorations. Ink signature of Samuel Trask on each flyleaf. All bindings are somewhat rubbed, several have small nicks to the top of the spine, spines a bit dry, some hinges a bit tender; overall a very good, appealing set of the first American edition of a of a landmark historical work in its original presentation.


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I heavily annotated in pencil. Bound by John Grabau in full dark blue crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t. John Grabau bound for the Roycrofters before setting up his own bindery. London: T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davies, Uniform, slightly later half calf, smooth back, divided into four unequal panels by triple fillet rules, second panel with gilt title and volume number, third larger panel with blind triple fillet bordering a semi-circle roll with triangular corner pieces enclosing a central roundel with flower heads above and below, remaining panels with central roundel and leafy stems and a small scalloped tool repeated separated by a triple fillet all in gilt, marbled paper to sides and all edges marbled.

Externally very good, with only very minor rubbing to extremities. Internally generally good, some occasional light browning and foxing, very occasionally heavier. Small worm track to margin of last few pages of volume ten, volume one has an ink stain to gutter throughout, small initially, but getting larger towards the end of the volume, with the last fifty or so pages with an associated split where the paper has become brittle, though not affecting text.

With portrait frontispiece and two large folding maps. Despite the problem with volume one, a handsome set of Gibbon's classic. Half Calf and Boards. Basle: J. Missing vols. Brown morocco leather, Arabic numerals on spine bands. Last volume 13, states "Notes to the six first volumes. Boards mildly bowed, corners turned inward slightly, spine edges lightly rubbed. Inner pages show foxing, sunning but are otherwise unmarked. Extra postage will be required for this multi-volume set. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard.

New York, Harper brothers, no date, circa A very good set. Old newspaper clipping about Gibbon laid on on front free endpaper of volume 1. This fine set is presented in contemporary bindings of polished, marbled calf with some abraiding to the spines.


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  8. All binding is tight and foxing is minimal, being slightly heavier at the front and end of the books. The first six volumes were published in and the later six in Seller: Military History Books. London: [I] Lackington, Allen and Co. Seventeen volumes, 8vo, "Decline and Fall Some occasional light foxing, particularly to the maps, marbled endpapers and edges, bookplates of Baron Dimsdale.

    Uniformly bound in contemporary calf, corners with some wear, neatly rebacked, "Decline and Fall" retaining the original green morocco labels, "Miscellaneous Works" with new labels. Norton p. Seller: Bow Windows Bookshop Published: , Limited Editions Club, Limited Edition. Produced and distributed to coincide with the th anniversary of the birthday of Edward Gibbon. London: Henry G. Bohn,, Contemporary red half morocco, spines lettered in gilt, red marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, 2 folding maps.

    Bookseller's tickets to front pastedowns. Spines lightly sunned and a little soiled, slight rubbing to extremities, hinges of vol. II repaired, others just beginning to split. An attractive Victorian edition of Gibbon's great work, originally published from to Henry G. Bohn initially envisioned the present set as six volumes, which is stated on the first two title pages, before expanding it. Complete set, in 12 volumes. Books measure 22x14cm. Circa 5, pages, folding map. Bound in full red morocco, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling within compartments, gilt and blind stamped dentelles, full gilt edges, coloured endpapers.

    Calf light rubbed, some light minor wear, a few hinge joints very slightly cracked. All bindings in very good clean condition. My guess is that, in the s these volumes were replaced and the binder has used a slightly different, but very closely matched gilt tool. Internally, occasional light spotting, foxing to map. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A nice clean set, in very attractive period bindings. Full Calf. Very Good Plus. A new edition in 8 volumes. Frontispiece portraits and 3 large folding maps. Volume 3 not uniformly bound but with a rustier color and chipped label.

    Contemporary full brown calf, spines decorated in gilt floral motifs with black spine labels. Engraved portrait and folding maps. Generally acclaimed as the greatest historical work in the English language, first edition published, , to immediate public regard, and to supply its continuing demand, New Editions were published.

    II, p. Extensive Index. Cover border panels in gilt, spines rubbed and a bit dried, text mostly clean, modest joint wear, overall all a sound set. Seller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. Published: Condition: Contemporary full brown calf, spines decorated in gilt floral motifs with black spine labels. Edition: New edition. Seller: Peter L. Philadelphia: Abraham Small, All books intact with no loose covers, some wear gives them a patina of venerability.

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    Volume 8 has small piece missing to top of spine. Red leather spine labels.. Uniformly bound in full speckled calf. Besides the frontispiece, vol. I contains a very nice folding map measuring about 17' square , dated , and showing the 'Eastern Part of the Roman Empire' designed by Thomas Kitchin.

    II contains an equally nice although smaller folding map, also by Kitchin and dated , showing 'Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople'. XII contains a comprehensive General Index to the work. This is a most attractive set, internally, each volume is in very good condition, being tight, clean and little soiled by age Internally, with little age-toning, or foxing, and no markings, or scribblings. However, the bindings are in a less than desirable state. It may be taken that the binding of each volume has some defect, whether split joints, or tape remains.

    Altogether, this is an ideal candidate to be re-bound by the new owner, who would otherwise have just cause to be proud of this fine work. Gibbon formed his plan of the 'History' during a tour of Italy in The first volume was issued in in quarto size , followed by volumes II and III in , and the last three volumes in It covers the period from the age of Trajan and the Antoines to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks in Subsequently re-published in in an octavo edition, of which this is 'A New Edition', in twelve volumes, with the frontispiece in vol.

    I, of Gibbon from the edition. It has maintained its status as one of the most important literary achievements of the 18th-century and saw numerous editions. This book's popularity was partly due to it becoming the model used by modern historians and historical authors. This led to Gibbon being considered the first modern historian on the Roman Empire. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority!

    Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Edited with introduction, notes, and appencidex by J. Very Good or better unless otherwise noted. Methuen, London, , 7vols. Swain, with gift inscription dated , on front endpaper of Volume 1, to him from his mother; Edited with introduction, notes, and appencidex by J. Seller: Klimas Books, Ltd. Condition: Very Good or better unless otherwise noted. Philadelphia: Published by William Y.

    First published in Frontispiece portrait engraved by A[lexander] Lawson after Joshua Reynolds trimmed along lower margin affecting imprint ; folding map of "Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople," other map removed and lacking. Contemporary sheep, red morocco label. Wormholes and trails on a few of the bindings, some rubbing, light browning of text, even lacking the map a very attractive copy in two cloth open end cases.

    Lawson engraved plates for the first volume of Wilson's "Ornithology" and those in the continuation by Bonaparte.