6121. Edward Gibbon about the Roman Empire

GIBBON, EDWARD. (6). The History of the Decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Anew edition. I-VI (more published). London (printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell) 1783.

8:o (about 225x140 mm.). 1 engraved portrait, 3 folding engraved maps.
Contemporary grey boards, with original printed labels to spines, worn, entirely uncut, spines and labels chipped, worm track to final 60 pages of vol. II, small worm hole to blank margin of prelims of vol. I. 6 volumes.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1679. Se also PMM 222.
Originally published in 1776-88, by the same publisher. Volumes I-VI of the first edition in 8:o. Volumes VII-XII of this edition appeared in 1790.
Deals with China or of Chinese interest in vol IV pp. 338-443.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).