The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. For the use of families and young persons. (5 Volumes) Reprinted from the original text, with the careful omission of all passages of an irreligious or immoral tendency. By Thomas Bowdler.
Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green in Paternoster-Row, London 1826
FIRST EDITION THUS 5 Volumes. 8vo. hardbacks in contemporary full green calf with black title labels, gilt and blind-embossed decoration to spine. Blind-embossed decorative panels and borders, gilt to boards. All edges speckled. Each volume approximately 450-500pp. Attractive old, engraved bookplate to front pastedown of Volumes I-IV. Light foxing to prelims. Slight but uniform discolouration to spines. Slight wear and scuffs to boards and spines. Overall a GOOD, HANDSOME SET.