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The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (1887)

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The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (1887)

SG$318.00

Title: The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (5 volumes)
Author: Edward Gibbon, H H Milman (ed)
ISBN: –
Publisher: James B Lyon, 1887
Condition: Hardcover, leather spine. In good condition for its age – rubbing and dulling, but binding

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Title: The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (5 volumes)
Author: Edward Gibbon, H H Milman (ed)
ISBN: –
Publisher: James B Lyon, 1887. Extremely scarce.
Condition: Hardcover, leather spine. In good condition for its age – rubbing and dulling, but binding is tight. Marbled enpapers, boards and all edges.

Note: This set is lacking Volume 1.

About the book:

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes between 1776 and 1789. It is an exceptionally well written book on history.

The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.”

Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737  – 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament.