19 December 2002
GIBBON, EDWARD (1737-1794). Essai sur l'etude de la litterature. London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1761.
8o. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (minor wear to upper spine end and corners). Provenance: Thomas Miller (bookplates).
FIRST EDITION of Gibbon's first book, preceding the first edition in English by three years. Norton 1; Rothschild I:937.
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