Limited Editions Club, Gibbon, Decline and Fall, Gorgeous Set. I do not know the circumstances of the rebinding or why it was done. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Illustrated with double-spread plates after the engravings of Rome by Gian Battista Piranesi. Bound in deluxe half black morocco, gilt-lettered spines with red morocco title-labels, matching black cloth over boards.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1946. Brilliantly conceived, this Special Deluxe bound copy includes Gibbon's complete text on ancient Rome illustrated with double-spread images of Piranesi's view of ancient Rome from his Vedute di Roma. A perfect reading copy printed on excellent paper and handsomely designed. This edition has been edited by the noted classical scholar J. With a biographical note on Piranesi and his illustrations used for this work by Paul McPharlin.
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