The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    28 Selected Chapters

    Edward Gibbon

    Collector's Library 2009

    Hardback 626pp Illustrated 303x233mm

    9781905716586   Product Code: 80550

    This handsomely produced abridgement of Gibbon's great work features 28 of the original 71 chapters, with a precis of the remainder. Illustrated with Piranesi's engravings of Rome as Gibbon saw it, the volume also includes additional explanatory notes complementing the author's own and translating those 'licentious passages' which he left 'in the obscurity of a learned language'. Gilt-edged pages and silk marker.

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