Balch Brothers and Company. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo. Stoddard Lectures. Hand-colored frontispieces in-text illustrations throughout. Full tan morocco, covers with double rules and gilt floral motif borders, spine with raisedbands in six compartments, gilt titles in second and fourth, others gilt motif turn-ins with multiple rules and floral motif in gilt, green morocco doublures, silk free endpapers, all edges gilt.
AUTHOR'S EDITION LIMITED FIVE HUNDRED COPIES WHICH THIS IS TWENTY-SIX. Specially bound copies were lettered A-Z, with the remainder numbered. This copy is signed by the author, and lettered "P" author.
John L. Stoddard (1850-1931), Born Brookline Massachusetts was an American Writer, Hymn Writer and Lecturer who gained popularity through his Travelogues. Very good. Item #826