By Edward Gibbon; Georges A. Bonnard
London   Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd
11" by 8.5" v-xxiv [2], 1-268pp
A full vellum limited edition of the journal prominent English historian Edward Gibbon wrote on his travels in Europe in the 1760s.
By Edward Gibbon; Georges A. Bonnard

1961 Gibbon's Journey from Geneva to Rome: His Journal from 20 April to 2 October 1764

London   Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd
11" by 8.5" v-xxiv [2], 1-268pp
A full vellum limited edition of the journal prominent English historian Edward Gibbon wrote on his travels in Europe in the 1760s.
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First Edition, Limited Edition

Number 102 of only 105 copies of this Limited Edition, bound in full vellum and printed on Millbourn hand-made paper.

Illustrated with a frontispiece.

Edited by Georges A. Bonnard.

Gibbon - author of 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' - travelled between Geneva and Rome in 1764, keeping a journal along the way in which he recorded observations about the countryside, agriculture, towns, cities, architecture, and works of art.

Gibbon details historical events related to the places he visited along his journey.

Condition

In a full vellum binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages exceptionally clean and bright, with the majority of leaves unopened to fore edge.

Fine

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