The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (8 volumes)

Gibbon, Edward; Introduced by Betty Radice and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Folio Society
Edition: Folio Society Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: As new
Book Id: 41194


Thick quartos [26 cm] Bound in blocked vegetable parchment. The eight volumes are housed in two red paper covered slipcases. The books and slipcases are still in the publisher's unopened shrink-wrap.


Illustrated with numerous contemporary engravings. From the Publisher- "Edward Gibbon's masterpiece has never been surpassed for scholarship or elegant prose, remaining an everlasting historical classic... A spectacular cast includes Attila the Hun, the Prophet Muhammad, the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, who re-conquered North Africa and Italy with the aid of his illustrious general, Belisarius. A perennial favourite, and the blueprint for any study of history."