The Autobiography of Edward Gibbon (Everyman's Library #511)

By: GIBBON, Edward; SMEATON, Oliphant (editor)

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The autobiography of English historian Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) in a compact Everyman's Library edition. This highly-regarded work was edited and completed from correspondence by Gibbon's close associate, Lord Sheffield. Mr. Gibbon is best known for his monumental "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". Further edited and with an introduction by Oliphant Smeaton. Number 511 in Everyman's Library catalog in their Biography series, edited by Ernest Rhys. --- In flatback binding style 1, full grey cloth-covered boards with Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, brown topstain and fancy Knowles woodcut art at title page & frontis. No particular Everyman's Library edition or date is specified, but likely an Everyman's Library first edition published in 1911. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With acidic staining to front and rear endpapers, gold sticker affixed to verso of front free endpaper, and with minor soiling to cloth, otherwise a firmly-bound, sound copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xi, 202 pages

Title: The Autobiography of Edward Gibbon (Everyman's Library #511)

Author Name: GIBBON, Edward; SMEATON, Oliphant (editor)

Categories: >>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, >>Writers, Writing & Literary Criticism, >>Everyman's Library Editions,

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: [c.1911]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

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