The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
London, Cadell et al., 1807. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant Georgian full speckled calf with twin labels, ornate gilt bands and gilt tooling to the panels. Blue speckled edges. Folding maps. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. Some rubbing and minor abrasions to the bindings but no splitting or loss, an excellent set of this classic Roman history.