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THE LIBRARY OF COLIN AND JOAN DEACON

Gibbon, Edward
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. FOR W. STRAHAN AND T. CADELL, 1776-1781-1788
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
430

THE LIBRARY OF COLIN AND JOAN DEACON

Gibbon, Edward
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. FOR W. STRAHAN AND T. CADELL, 1776-1781-1788
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gibbon, Edward
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. FOR W. STRAHAN AND T. CADELL, 1776-1781-1788
4to, 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS (volume 1 with preface dated Feb 1, 1776), portrait frontispiece dated 1780 in volume 1, 2 folding maps in volume 2 and 1 in volume 3, cancel leaves G1 (signed *G) and Ll1 (signed *L1) in volume 2,  H3 (so signed) and L2 (signed *L2) in volume 4, errata leafs each in volume 1-3,  errata for volumes 4-6 at end of volume 6 on verso of 4U1, contemporary diced russia gilt borders, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, lacking half-titles, spotting (often concentrated, particularly volumes 1-3), small chipping and minor loss to a few leaves lower margins, volumes 1, 2 and 6 re-backed retaining original spine, minor soiling to boards with some small abrasions, spines with some surface loss, bumped and rubbed
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Provenance

Colin Deacon, pencil initials

Literature

ESTC T78356, T78360, T78362, T78365

Catalogue Note

The 12 pages of contents and the portrait frontispiece in volume one were issued with the first edition of the second volume. 

English Literature, History, Science, Childrens Books and Illustrations

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