Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Supporting your high street Find out how »
Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire : With Memoirs of his Life and Writings, Composed by Himself, Paperback / softback Book

Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire : With Memoirs of his Life and Writings, Composed by Himself Paperback / softback

Edited by John Baker Holroyd

Part of the Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire 2 volume Set series

Paperback / softback

Description

On the death of Edward Gibbon (1737-94), his unpublished papers were left to his friend John Baker Holroyd, first earl of Sheffield, who published them in two volumes in 1796.

Gibbon had written six manuscript accounts of his own life, and, according to Sheffield, had always intended to publish his autobiography in his lifetime.

The memoir as edited by Sheffield begins with Gibbon's family history, and taking in his education, travels, and career as a historian, finishes with his anxiety over the future of Europe in 1788.

Sheffield then continues the story until Gibbon's death through his correspondence, providing a linking narrative, and this, together with 210 other letters to and from Gibbon, takes up Volume 1.

His great work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, is also reissued (in the 1896-1900 edition by J.

B. Bury) in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Information

  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:736 pages, 1 Plates, black and white
  • Publisher:Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9781108072168

Other Formats

£51.00

£48.75

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Edward Gibbon   |  View all