Decline & Fall Of The Roman Empire [1867-72]

$800.00 inc GST

By Edward Gibbon

Very handsome complete set of one of the landmark historical texts

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  • An excellent complete set in seven volumes [Bell & Daldy, London, 1867-72] of Edward Gibbon’s classic history – from Bohn’s British Classics series
  • Small octavos uniformly bound in full calf with inlay border and decorative spine with five raised bands; marbled eps; all edges marbled
  • Initial Editor was “a distinguished churchman & scholar” [Publisher’s Notice, Vol VII] with cause to query Gibbon’s “treatment of Christ’s religion”. Religious zeal discounted by Bohn in concluding volume, whose Notice also noted there being a change in Editors and other involvement in this self-described “best & most complete edition of Gibbon”.


  • Vol I [1872]; l, 522pp; some rubbing with minimal loss to spine decorations; school prize label affixed verso; inc Guizot’s Memoir of Gibbon & prefaces to various editions
  • Vol II [1867]; xiv, 560pp; slight rubbing; pasted band detaching
  • Vol III [1870]; xiv, 582pp; slight rubbing to extremities
  • Vol IV [1872]; xiv, 554pp; minimal rubbing
  • Vol V [1871]; xii, 535pp; pasted band damaged on spine
  • Vol VI [1871]; xiv, 573pp; minor rubbing with loss to spine bands
  • Vol VII – [1870]; xviii, 594pp inc index; with H[enry]. G[eorge]. B[ohn].’s Publisher’s Notice [dated 1855]; rubbing with scratch to vol title