Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Novels of the Brontè Sisters. The Thornton Edition, Edited by Temple Scott. Title include Wuthering Heights, Villette, Shirley, The Professor, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Windfell Hall, Jane Eyre, Life of Charlotte Brontè, Illustrated to set. Bound in three quarter red morocco, gilt motif to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Smith, Elder and Comany, 1880. Leather_bound. Eleven volumes. Small octavo. Twelfth edition. Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browinings. Portait frontispiece. Bound in three quarter green morocco, (spine faded to brown), marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper.
London and Phladelphia: Chapman and Hall, and J.B. Lippincott Company, 1900 Circa. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens, with illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne. Title include Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Edwin Drood, Pickwick Papers, Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Christmas Books, Tales of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend, Barnaby Roudge, Dombey and Son, etc.Bound in three quarter brown morocco over cloth boards, spine floral gilt decorations, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper. A handsome set.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1906. Full leather. Forty volumes Octavo. The Works of Charles Dickens. The extra illustrated edition is limited to seven hundred and fifty sets. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), Frederick Bernard, George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Daziel, F.O.C. Darley, John Leech, Robert Seymour, ("Kyd") Joseph Clayton Clarke and others.Contemporary full brown crushed morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt design within fillet borders, spine elaborately tooled and letter in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, inner covers with a central green leather morocco and gilt fillet design, silk tan water doublures, top edge gilt. A splendid illustrated set and a handsome full leather binding.
London: MacMillan and Company, 1919 -1920. Full calf. Thirty-seven volumes. The Works of Thomas Hardy " Mellstock Editions" consists of five hundred copies signed to the limitation page by the author. Portrait fontispiece.Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full contemporary blue calf, triple gilt ruled to covers, spine with five raised bands gilt in compartments with dense floral decorations, third and fourth panels gilt with maroon title labels, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, gilt turn-ins, A handsome and fine set of the best edition.
London: Macmillan and Company Limited, 1913 - 1938, Thirty-one volumes. Octavo. The Bombay Edition of the Works, Poems, Novels, of Rudyard Kipling. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This edition Consists of 1050 copies printed by R. and R Clarke from the Florence Press TYPE, designed by Herbert P. Horne and lent by Chatto and Windus which hand-made paper bearing the watermark "RK", blue and black title pages. The works include Plain Tales From The Hills, From Sea To Sea, The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Just So Stories, The Days Work, Kim, Puck Of Pook's Hill, A Books Of Words, Many Inventions, A Book of Words, Captain Courageous, Reward And Fairies, Wee Willie Winkle, etc. Handsomely bound by Aspery ( gilt stamp lower inside covers) navy blue morocco between cloth boards, top edge gilt, spine single gilt-rule in compartments between raised banding, second and third panels gilt titles, blue decorative endpaper, untrimmed edges. A splendid and collected set.
London: Robert Tyas, 1843. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Thick quarto. The Plays of William Shakspere. Comedies, Tragedies, Historical Plays, Sonnets, Poems, Memoir and Essay. Extra illustrated with wood engravings by Kenny Meadow.Bound in three quarter maroon morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt motif decorations, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper, all edges marbled.
London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1878. Full leather. Twenty-six volumes. Thick quartos. The Complete Writings of William Makepeace Thackeray. Extra illustrated to set with portrait frontispiece. Limited to one -thousand copies which this is number 232, Handsomely bound in full brown morocco, spine gilt floral dence decorations between raised banding, red and tan gilt title labels, all edges gilt, boards triple gilt ruled and floral gilt relief to corner, gilt turn-ins, blue marbled endpaper.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931. Leather_bound. Forty-two volumes. Small octavo. The Writings of Anthony Trollope.Title included Darchester Towers, Can You Forgive Her, The Warden, Lady Anna, Belton Estate, Castle Richmond, Eye For Eye, The American Senator, The Duke Children's, Doctor Thorne, The Way We Live Now, Phineas Finn, The Small House At Allinghton, The Eustace Diamonds, The Last Chronicle of Borset, etc.Bound in three quarter red morocco over marbled board, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt.A splendid deluxe set.
London: George Barrie and Sons, 1899. Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe From the 16th to the 19th Century. With one hundred-sixty illustrations, including hand-coloured frontispiece and photogravures plates throughout, all in double- suite in sepia and Hand-coloured. Edition De L Ètoile, number 80 0f 200 numbered copies, printed on Japanese Vellum. Bound in full green morocco, gilt spine with red leather onlays, with magnificent doublures of green morocco with brown inlaid morocco of arabesque design on front and back covers with moire silk endpapers. all edges gilt. Consists of "Secret Memoirs" of Marie Antoinette, Empress Josephine, Henry Swinburne, Marguerite de Valois, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Madame de Montespan, Willam II of Germany and Francis Joseph, Courts of St. Petersburg, Austria, St. Cloud, Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, and the Royal Family of France during the Revolution.