London: The Groiler Society, 1900s.
Full leather. Fifteen volumes. Octavo. Days Of The Dandies. The Edition Magnifique is limited to twenty-six copies which this is lettered S, each volumes contains hand-colored frontispiece and at least two additional plates and illustrated with over 75 plates throughout set with title tissue guard.
Bound handsomely in a contemporary gray morocco, covers and spine with sixteen red tudor inlaid morocco and with gilt brown and green shade inlaid of scrolling foliations leaves and a central crest to front covers, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt titles, inner covers of green and gray morocco surrounding gilt floral sprays, green silk doublures, housed in a slipcases.
The Groiler Society's Days Of The Dandies. these entertaining biographies of notable 20th -century English authors and personalities include Peg Woffington, Colley Cibber, Lady Montagu, Laurence Sterne, Horace Walpoe, Beau Hash, Nanny Burney, Mrs. Jordan, and Captain Gronow. Very good. Item #735