London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1730. Full-Leather. Second Edition. 537, 538, 579, 555 pp. B/w frontis portrait by G. Kneller. Full calf covers show wear at corners and around spines, but are in extraordinary condition for their age. Banded spines have gilt decorations. Vol. 1 with red leather title, volume blocks. In other volumes, these labels have been removed and are laid in. Spine ends eroding and hinges are cracked. Each volume contains the armorial bookplate of Ireland's Earl of Portarlington's Emo Park Library. Inside the first volume is pasted a listing from a catalog of this set, with this information. Written on each front pastedown is "U-7." In each book the hinges are reinforced inside with gray cloth tape, front and back. Contents are...
England: The Alpine Garden Society of Great Britain, 1930-1986. Hardcover. First Edition. Green cloth-covered boards with gold embossed titling to spines. Set consists of a complete run of Volumes I-LIV spanning the years 1930 to 1986, as well as the four Index Volumes: I-XV, XVI-XXX, XXXI-XL, and XLI-L; and the International Conference Report of 1971. An important reference work in Alpine Plants. Very good.
London: Saunders and Otley/Henry Colburn, 1837, 1838. Three Quarter Leather. Mixed. "Random Recollections of House of Commons From the Year 1830 to the Close of 1835" is a Fifth Edition, xi, 396 pp. 8vo. "Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons" is designated as "Second Series" and issued in two volumes; x, 314, vii, 343 pp. 8vo. Scuffing and wear to covers, brown leather spine with five raised bands to spine and light chipping to head of Volume III, decorative gold tooling in individual compartments, leather title patches missing on each volume, Volume # patches intact with gold titling. Marbled paper insets to each cover, matching marbled endpapers and marbling to foredge surfaces of text block. A very nice set. Very Good.
London: T. Cadell, 1822. Three Quarter Leather. As. xvi, 391, vii, 479 pp. 12mo. Spine and cover board tips in a vellum-like leather, gold decorative embossing to spine, brown leather patch title with gold embossed title. Some scuffing to cover boards which have inset marbled paper panels that match endpapers. Clean and tight within. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good.
New York: Carlton & Porter, 1860. Full leather. As. Published in 6 volumes, this is an incomplete set of Volumes I-IV. Full leather with five raised bands at spine, patch titles with gold embossed titling. Heavily worn and scraped from years of use, Worm hole through first 26 pages of Volume I, losses and tears at head and foot of spine. A nice reading/research set. Good.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Wiliam Blackwood, 1817. Three Quarter Leather. Second Edition. 363, 340, 349, 347 pp. 12mo. Brown leather spines and corners to boards, marbled insets to boards. Scuffing and wear to covers, titling has faded, there is 1" tape affixed to the head of the spine on Volumes 1-3. Interiors clean though slightly toned from age. Front hinge of Volume I leather has split, still tight to boards with original binding cord. Good.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1850. Leather. Ninth Edition. Vol. I, "In Search of the Picturesque; A Poem," 270 pp., plus 80 full-page, full-color plates. Vol. II, "In Search of Consolation; A Poem," 277 pp., plus 80 full-page, full-color plates. Vol. III, "In Search of a Wife; A Poem," 279 pp., plus 80 full-page, full-color plates. ND; ca. 1850. Covers are of dark brown leather with an inlaid frame of tan leather highlighted by blind-stamped, bright gilt decorative rules. Spines have five raised bands, a tan leather, pasted-on title block and a dark brown leather, pasted-on, volume block. Title and volume blocks have blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering. Spine also has blind-stamped, bright gilt ruled and decorated panels. Spine ends and corners are slightly bumped and rubbed...
London: John Murray, 1829-1837. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 16 mo. Red leather spines with gold embossed titling, red cloth insets on cover boards, marbled endpapers. Slight wear and scuffing to covers, eaxch volume has a slight crease on front hinge of each volume. Top edges gilded. Clean within.
Volume 5 is a second edition, published in 1837. Very Good.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, et al, 1820. Hardcover. Eighth Edition. 4 volume set, mostly unopened. Subtitles, "With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on his Writings, to Which are Prefixed, Some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry, by James. Currie, M.D. F.R.S. in Four Volumes. To Which are Now Added, Some Further Particulars of the Author's Life, New Notes, Illustrative of His Poems and Letters, and many other Additions, by Gilbert Burns [his brother]." Muddy, greyish-brown paper over boards. Spines have pasted-on paper title blocks. Covers and spines are aged, soiled, stained, cracked, chipped, shelf- and edge-worn. Spines ends are worn, cracked, chipped and have small bits missing. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Page.....
Paris: C. Marpon, 1885. Three Quarter Leather. As. Blue leather spine and cover board corners with five raised bands at spine, leather patch title embossed in gold as well as a gold rose in each spine compartment. Marbled paper insets on cover boards. Each volume has a previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Clean and crisp within. A sweet set. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good.
Cambridge, England: Riverside Press, 1867-1870. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 8vo. Red cloth boards with paper label titles affixed to each spine. Light wear and scuffing overall, minor losses to cloth at head of some volumes. Highly illustrated with proof impressions from designs by Darley, Gilbert, Cruikshank, Phiz, etc. This set is missing Volume 55, "Edwin Drood," the last volume published in 1871 following Dickens' death. We are happy to send a list of individual titles and photographs upon request.
Produced in an edition of 100 copies for subscribers only, the sets were not numbered. Very Good.
Paris: De Bure, 1824. Full Leather. First Edition. Full brown leather bindings with gold borders emobossed to front and rear boards, gold titling and lines to spine. Marbled endpapers with corresponding marbling to foredges of text block. Scuffing to boards, wear along hinges of gutters on each volume but still tight. Previous owner's bookplate on pastedown of each volume. Vol . 1: Romeo et Juliette; Vol. 2: Oedipe Chez Admete. All in French, an exquisite little set. Very Good.
London: Willis & Sotheran, 1864. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First Willis & Sotheran Edition. Brown three quarter leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling and lines, brown cloth insets on boards, top edges gilded. Light scuffing to covers from shelf wear, a very attractive set. Very Good.
London: Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823-1834. Full leather. First Edition. 4to. Brown leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black leather patch titles to spine of each volume. Each binding has boards that are splitting at hinge, wear and chipping to edges. Three line gold border to front and rear covers, elaborate dentelles to front and rear pastedowns, marbled endpapers, previous owner's bookplate on pastedown of each volume. Light foxing throughout, almost all portraits have ghosted onto the tissue guard protecting each. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, n.d. Hardcover. Limited Edition. c. 1900. 8vo. White faux vellum covers with gold embossed tilting and decoration to boards. Light scuffing overall on both volumes. Top edge gilt, deckled edge. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper of first volume. Hinges starting. Clean within.
Parchment Edition, published in an edition of 250 copies, this being #96. Very Good.
Paris: Bibliotheque-Charpentier. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Set consists of the following titles: La Chanson Des Hommes (1898); Le Peome de La Jeunesse (1901); Histoire Merveilleuse De Claire D'Amour (1903); Les Levres Et Le Secret (1906); La Conquete Des Femmes (1908); Comedie Divers (1911); Les Belles De Nuit (1913); Les ColombesPoignardees (1917); La Tendre Camarade (1918); Le Montee Aux Enfers (1918). Volumes are bound in Three Quarter Blue Leather, five raised bands, gold borders within each compartment and gold titling, gilding to the head of text block. Light wear and chippig to a couple of voumes at head and foot of spine, "Comedie Divers" volume bound in the same style but slightly smaller yet still matching other volumes. Text all in French. Very Good.
London: T. Cadell, 1822. Full leather. First Edition. Brown leather covered boards with five raised bands at spine of each volume, black title patch, burgundy volume number patch, elaborate gold tooling in corresponding compartments. Gold single line border to front and rear board of each volume. Scuffing and wear to each volume. Title patches missing on all volumes except Volume I, volume # patch present on all volumes. All cover boards tight to text block and very clean within. Previous owner's bookplate on both pastedown and first free endpaper of each volume. Very Good.
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. Wilderness Edition Frontispiece portrait of Eugene O'Neill. Original gilt stamped terra-cotta cloth with gilt vingette on the front cover of each volume, top edge of text block also gilded. 12 volumes complete.
O'Neill has signed Volume 1. Set #179 of 770. Minor foxing to endpapers on some volumes. An exceptional set! Very Good.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1802. Full Leather. First Edition. Full leather with gold embossed, braided rope border on cover boards, front and rear. Cover boards on all four volumes attached and tight. Wear and chipping on all volumes due to age. Leather patch titles to spine have all gone missing, gold decorative panels on spine visible but not bright. Endpapers marbled in multiple colors with corresponding marbling on text block foredges. Interiors clean and crisp with minimal foxing as is usually pronounced in these volumes. Good.
New York: Clarke, Given & Hooper, n.d. Hardcover. As. Late 19th century. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Light wear to head and foot of spines, top edge of text block gilded. Light age toning to endpapers. An attractive, complete set profusely illustrated by Ruskin. Very Good.
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...
Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1926. Hard Cover. First Edition. Shakespeare Head Press Edition, published for them by Blackwell. Red cloth covered boards, gold titling to spine. Spine has faded slightly from sunning. Minor age toning to endpapers of each volume, clean within. A very nice set. 530 copies printed, of which 500 were for sale. Very Good.