London: J. S. Virtue & Co., No date: c.1880. engravings. Illustrated Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. 4to, 2-volume set, green decorated cloth with gilt -stamped lettering on spine & decorative Roman wreath & fasces on cover,frontispiece engraving of Edward Gibbon; further illustrated with engraved plates with tissue guards and numerous foldout plates; "Notice on the Life and Character of Gibbon by F. A. Guizot; vol.: I xvi + 643 & vol.: II xi + 666 pages. Very Good. Item #229
Attractive and Very Interesting edition of this classic on ancient Rome.
Cover is bright; binding is very good (though slight splits along inner hinge). All engraved and folding plates are present and are usually without foxing (though the frontispiece and a couple of plates are slightly spotted).