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" I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work, without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days ; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand; and the bookseller's property was twice... "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 212
1838
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General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most ..., Volume 4

John Aikin - 1803
...wondered at that he was much elated with the success it really met with, which he thus describes : " The first impression was exhausted in a few days ; a second and a third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand ; and die bookseller's property was twice invaded...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work, without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days ;...third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand; and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pirates of Dublin. My book was on every table,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English letters - 1814
...I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work, without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days ;...third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand ; and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pirates of Dublin. My book was on every table,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work, without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days ;...third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand ; and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pirates of Dublin. My hook was on every table,...
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Autobiographies: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830
...I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work, without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days;...third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand ; and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pirates of Dublin. My book was on every table,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...am at a loss how to describe the success of the work, without betraying tbe vanity »f the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days ; a second and third • edition was scarcely adequate to the demand ; and the bookseller's properly was twice invaded by the pirates...
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The English Gentleman's Library Manual: Or, A Guide to the Formation of a ...

William Goodhugh - Best books - 1827 - 392 pages
...numberwas doubled by the prophetic taste of Mr. Straban ; the first impression was exhausted in a Tew days, a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette, nor was the general voice disturbed by the...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...I am at a loss how to describe the success of the work, without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days ;...third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand ; and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pirates of Dublin. My book was on every table,...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 11

1838
...manifesto and in vindication of the justice of the British arms. In 1776 the first volume of the ' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' appeared in...the Western Empire, were published in 1781. In 1783 he left England, and retired to Lausanne, to reside permanently with his friend M. Deyverdun. From...
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The penny cyclopędia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 11

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1838
...manifesto and in vindication of the justice of the British arms. In 1776 tho first volume of the ' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' appeared in...edition were scarcely adequate to the demand.' The sewnd and third volumes, which terminated the history of the fill of the Western Empire, were published...
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