This is the only known edition of this small book, a tiny extract of a huge book by Edward Gibbon (1737-1794).
(Last updated on 17/4/2021)
SBX-GIB1: First edition
Title: The Fall of Constantinople
Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Milldale Road, Kettering
Size: 127 x 91 mm
Pages: 16 pp
Binding: white matt printed card covers
Paper: pale green
Editor: (J.L. Carr)
Cover artist: (J.L. Carr)
Internal illustrations: 11 illustrations
Number in series: 79 in a series of 80 books
Telephone number: none given
Printing history: none stated
Number of other titles listed: none listed
Printed by: none stated
Content: From the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; short biography; quotations; facsimile of Gibbon's handwriting; Prelude Mahomet the Second; The Great Cannon; The Opening Exchanges; The City's Defences; The Turks Repulsed; Succour by Sea; An Expedition by Night; Eve of Battle; The Emperor's Farewell; The Final Assault; Aftermath; note from Carr:
Now read on. [1,267 large pages of small print]; The Conclusion.
Notes: This is the only title of small book that is numbered 79.
Rear and front covers
Inside rear cover