London: Various, 1809, 1845, 1846, 1850, 1855. Full Leather. Various. Collection of nine volumes by and about Sydney Smith varying publication dates and editions bound uniformly by Bickers & Son, London. "Two Volumes of Sermons" (2 Volumes; London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809) First Edition. "The Works of Sydney Smith" (3 Volumes; London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1845) Third Edition. "Sermons Preached at St. Paul's Cathedral, The Foundling Hospital, and Several Churches in London; Together With Others Addressed to a Country Congregation" (London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1846) First Edition. "Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy, Delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806" (London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1850) Second Edition. "A Memoir of The Reverend Sydney Smith. By His Daughter, Lady Holland. With a Selection From His Letters, Edited by Mrs. Austin" (2 Volumes; London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1855) Fourth Edition. Full collation of any volume upon request. Very Good.
A beautiful set with buttery yellow full leather bindings, five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black gold embossed patch titles, marbled endpapers and matching marbling to all foredges of each volume. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume, from the library of Winthrop & Harriet Aldrich. Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885-1974) was the son of Senator Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich, served as president of Chase National Bank in New York from 1930-1934 and then as chairman of the board of directors at Chase from 1934-1953. President Eisenhower appointed Aldrich as Ambassador to the Court of St. James in 1953, a position which he held until officially retiring in 1957. Aldrich was also the brother of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Harriet Crocker Alexander (1888-1972) was the daughter of Charles B. Alexander and Harriet Crocker, and the granddaughter of Charles Crocker, one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad.