By Edward Gibbon
London   Jones and Company
9" by5.5" xxx,[3], 2-501; [5], 2-486; [3], 2-538; [5], 2-498pp
A very smart, complete four volumes of Edward Gibbon's noted historical study of the Roman Empire.
By Edward Gibbon

1826 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

London   Jones and Company
9" by5.5" xxx,[3], 2-501; [5], 2-486; [3], 2-538; [5], 2-498pp
A very smart, complete four volumes of Edward Gibbon's noted historical study of the Roman Empire.
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Illustrated, Leather Binding

Illustrated, with an engraved title page to each volume, frontispiece to volume I, and one additional folding map to all volumes. 

Collated, complete. 

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire traces the trajectory of Western civilisation from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium and therefore spans a nearly 1500 year period from 98 to 1590 of the Roman Empire. Therefore, Gibbon discusses the history of early Christianity, the Roman State Church as well as the history of Europe. The popularity of this work rests on Gibbon's objectivity and heavy use of primary sources. In the eighteenth century the use of primary sources for historical was very rare which was why his work was extremely popular. His methodology also became a model for later historians.

Edward Gibbon wrote many historical works, but is best known for this title. This is due to its quality, the use of primary sources as well as the open criticism of organised religions. The work earned him a reputation as the first modern historian of Ancient Rome.

Condition

In a half calf binding, with cloth covered boards. Volume I is rebacked with the original spine preserved. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the joints and extremities. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Scattered spotting to the first and last few pages, otherwise just the occasional light spots.

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