GIBBON, Edward

GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Variorum Notes, Including those of Guizot, Wenck, Schreiter, and Hugo

London, Bell & Daldy, 1872.


8vo, 7 vols. Vol. 1: Gibbon’s portrait frontispiece after Joshua Reynolds and engraved by John James Hinchcliff; Vol. 2: folding map of the Eastern Empire on frontispiece; Vol. 3) folding map of the Western Empire on frontispiece. Library numbers in pen on title pages. Very occasional pencil handwriting. Bound in a lovely calf binding by the bindery of Rugby School, crest gilt-tooled on front cover, double gilt fillet along edges and floral gilt decoration to fore-edges. Spine elaborately gilt, divided in six compartments with low raised bands, green and red morocco labels with gilt lettering. Marble edges and pastedowns, with library bookplate “Ex · Libris · Monasterii · Beatae · Mariae · Virginis · De · Worth”. A fine set.