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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, with Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative, by John, Lord Sheffield. A New Edition, with Considerable Additions. [5 Vols.]

GIBBON, Edward [1734-1794]

Published by Printed for John Murray, London, 1814
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Second Edition, with considerable additions. Five volumes. Vol. I. Memoirs and Letters. Vol. II. Letters. Vol. III. Historical and Critical. Vol. IV. Classical and Critical. Vol. V. Miscellaneous. Pp. lii, 530; xx, 503; viii, 612; iv, 648, [1] errata; iv, 635 (incl. index). With engraved frontis portrait and 4 full-page plates in first volume, and folding genealogical table in third volume. Bound in contemporary full calf, later rebacked with elaborately gilt spines in compartments between raised bands, gilt-lettered morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Moderate wear to boards, (several corners repaired), preliminaries a little foxed, occasional light marginal foxing throughout, but overall a nice clean set in handsomely restored bindings. Gibbon's Memoirs and Miscellaneous Works were first published in 1796, just two years after his death, by his friend and literary executor Lord Sheffield. The Memoirs were compiled by Sheffield from six different incomplete manuscripts left among Gibbon's papers after his death. Originally published in a two-volume quarto edition, a new and enlarged edition (the present) was issued in 1814 in five octavo volumes, bringing to light a substantial quantity of new material gleaned from his Journal, Letters, and other miscellaneous papers. (A year later, in 1815, the original quarto edition was brought up to date with the addition of a third volume.) Norton 134. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 21722

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Title: The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, ...

Publisher: Printed for John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1814

Binding: Full Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: Second Edition.

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