The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
London: Cadell et al., 1820. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb Regency full straight grain calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally fine extra gilt panels. The lilac boards have wide gilt rolls, a simple blind fillet and delightful gilt corner tooling framing the straight grain. Portrait and folding maps. There is slight fading of the spines which remain bright. A splendid set of this great ancient history.