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: The Folio Society
Date Published: 1996-1997
Edition: Second and fourth printings of the reissued new binding
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: As new
Book Id: 42887

Description

Thick quartos [26 cm] Bound in blocked vegetable parchment. The eight volumes are housed in two red paper covered slipcases. The books are in near fine condition. The corners of the covers are occasionally gently bumped. The slipcases are in very good condition, with light surface and edge wear.

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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."