The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in Three Volumes by Edward Gibbon The Modern Library

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 Explore one of the most definitive accounts of ancient European civilization with The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. This three-volume set, published by The Modern Library, offers a comprehensive narrative of Rome's rise and eventual downfall.

Written between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon's work is celebrated for its use of primary sources, quality prose, and meticulous detail. 

A Timeless Historical Masterpiece:

Gibbon's narrative details Rome's loss of civic and military capacity, leading to its eventual downfall. This story is told with irony and meticulous detail, making it an engaging read for history enthusiasts. The use of primary sources and quality prose sets this work apart, making it a cornerstone in historical literature.


  • Title: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Three Volumes)
  • Author: Edward Gibbon
  • Publisher: The Modern Library
  • Publishing Date: undated
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jackets
  • Volume One: 956 pages, rips in dust jacket
  • Volume Two: 923 pages, minor wear on dust jacket
  • Volume Three: 898 pages, very minor wear
  • Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 2 inches (each volume)
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Good vintage condition with some wear on dust jackets (check photos for specifics)

Why You'll Love This Set:

  1. Gibbon's work offers a detailed and engaging narrative of ancient European civilization.
  2. This set provides a comprehensive account of Rome's history, perfect for history buffs and scholars.
  3. A valuable addition to any collection of historical literature, it is ideal for readers who appreciate classic works.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and detailed storytelling that has made Gibbon's work a timeless masterpiece.

Add This Historical Treasure to Your Collection:

This three-volume set of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon is a must-have for history enthusiasts and collectors. Add this timeless work to your library today!

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