Remarks on the Two Last Chapters of Mr. Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in a Letter to a Friend. JAMES CHELSUM.

Remarks on the Two Last Chapters of Mr. Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in a Letter to a Friend.

Publisher: London: Printed for T. Payne and Son and J. Robson, 1776.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 1724.
Condition: Very good copy. Uncommon.
Book ID: 22261

Description

8vo, modern blue-gray boards period style, printed paper label. Without the half-title.

Comments

¶ An attack on Gibbon's interpretation of the growth of Christianity in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Chelsum (1738-1801), a clergyman and scholar, was one of the first of many to take offense at Gibbon's historical analysis, which he said was “a subtle poison of the most dangerous tendency” - as quoted in the DNB online. Chelsum was also a collector of prints and in 1786 published a history of mezzotint engraving.

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