Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1902. Leather_bound. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Writings of John Fiske, American Philosopher and Historian. Illustrated throughtout with portrait, maps, historical views, volume one contain an autographed letter signed and dated by Fiske, January 26, 1898. Title include The Discovery of America, The Dutch and Quakers Colonies In America, Old Virginia and Her Neighbours, The American Revolution, The Mississippi Valley In the Civil War, Civil Government in the United States, etc.Bound in three quarter brown morocco, cloth boards, floral motif to spine, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Works of Benjamin Franklin including the private as well as the official and scientific correspondence together with the unmutilated and correct version of the autobiography complied and edited by John Bigelow. Portrait frontispiece to each volumes. The collector's Federal Edition is limited to six hundred numbered copies which this is number 9.Bound in three quarter wine morocco, marbled tan boards, spines gilt title and numbered, raised bands, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper.
London: Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. Leather_bound. Seven volumes. Octavo. The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round The World, complete with twenty-five plates and maps and with portrait to frontispiece. A handsome set of the official accounts of Cook's Three Voyages. Cook's first voyages tranist Venus this was accomplished at Thaiti and spend traveling New Zeland and which Cook's circumnavigated and charted east coast of Australia which was named it New South Wales. Cook's expedition second voyages Botany Bay, first crossing of the Antarctic Circle and Furthur explorations undertaken New Hebrides, New Caledonia, South Georgia, the final voyages Northwest passage from the Pacific in the Hawaiians Island.Handsomely bound in three quarter brown calf binding, green barbled boards, spine in six compartments between raised banding and gilt floral device, gilt title, decorative endpaper.
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1897. Leather_bound. Twenty-six volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of John Ruskin. The Connoisseur Edition is limited to fifty copies which this is number 48. Portrait, etching, engraving, landscape and other illustrations throughtout set. Title include Modern Painters, The Stones of Venice, Seven Lamps of Architecture, The Two Paths Love's Meinie Val D' Arno, St. Marks Crest, Ethics Of The Dust, The Crown Of The Wild Olives, etc. Bound in three quarter crushed red morocco over marbled boards, spine dense giltl decorations of floral and crown motif, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, A handsome set in fine binding.
London and New York: The Napoleon Society, 1902. Leather_bound. Seventeen volumes. Octavo. The Life and Memoirs of Bonaparte Napoleon, by Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne, William Hazlitt, Madame Junot Duchesse D' Abrantés. The Fontainebleau Edition is limited to fifteen number copies which this is number 10, illustrated colored frontispiece to each volume and facsimile letters with title tissue guard. Bound by Adams Bindery in three quarter crushed red morocco between marbled boards, spine gilt floral decorations and inlaid stylized fleur-de-lys design, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A magnificent and opulent set in fine binding.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1907. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. Women In All Ages And In All Countries, Greek Women, Roman Woman, Early Christianity Women, Oriental Women, Mediveal France Women, Romance of Women in Countries, Women of Modern France, Women of the Teutons Nations, Women of England, Women of America. This edition is printed on Japan vellum paper is limited to one thousand numbered and registered sets of which this is number 627, colored frontispiece and other illustrations through-out set.Bound in full kelly green crushed morocco, boards gilt decorations of scrolling fluerons to corners, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner boards central red and green morocco with double gilt ruled line, red silk doublures. A fine and beautiful set.
Edinburgh: Longmans, Green and Co. 1891. Leather_bound. Thirty-four volumes. Octavo. The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Edinburgh Edition consists of one thousand and thrity-five copies which this is number 1016. Portraits and maps illustrations through-out set. Titles include Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, A Child's Garden of Verses, Essays, Poetry, Rob Roy, Travel with a Donkey, Across the Plains, The Amateur Emigrant, etc.Bound in three quarter dark brown morocco between marble boards, top edge gilt, spine gilt in compartments of floral red inlays, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper. A handsome set in fine condition.
Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Twenty-two. volumes. Octavo. The Writings of Willam Prescott. The Montezuma Edition is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 457, illustrated frontispiece with title tissue guard. Bound in three quarter green morocco between marbled boards. spine gilt motif of crown, shield, and the rampant lion, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1865. Full leather. Nineteen volumes. Octavo. The Writings of William Edward Hartpole Leckey, his major works being History of England, The History of Europe Morals, Democracy and Liberty, The Map of LIfe, Rationalism in Europe, etc. Insert to volume one a hand written letter by Lecky dated August 04, 1890. Bound in full blue straight grain morocco, double gilt ruled to covers, top edge gilt, spine gilt motif decorations, maroon gilt title labels, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, green endpapers.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Quartos. The Complete Angler, or the contemplative man's recreation being a discourse of river, fishing-ponds fish and fishing written by Izaak Walton and instruction how to angle for trout or grayling in a clear stream by Charles Cotton, with original memoirs andnotes by Sir. Harris Nicolas. portrait illustrations and others.Bound in three quarter red morocco between marbled boards, top edge gilt, spine gilt title and decorations, raised bands, marbled endpaper.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Leather bound. One volume. Octavo. First edition. American Yachts Their Clubs And Races, by Jerrold Kelley. Illustrated with outline drawings of on water-color sketches by Frederic Cozzens. Bound in three quarter black morocco, marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marled endpaper.
London: The Navarre Society Limited, 1925. Leather_bound. One volume. Octavo. The Complete Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major, with eight original etchings by Damman and seventy-four wood engravings, illustrated portrait frontispiece. Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter green mororro between cloth boards, spine gilt motif of fish tackle and bait, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: H.R. Young, 1819- 1820. Full leather. Four volumes. Octavo. First edition. Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons, from the Revolution in 1688 to the End of the Reign of George II. Collected from the most authentic accounts extant. Complete with one hundred and fifty-five portraits, engraved plates. Bound in full black morocco intricate floral blind tooling to covers and spine and combine with gilt motif, raised bands, gilt title, inner gilt dentelles.
London: T. Cadell, Strand, 1841. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. The History of England From The Invasion of Julius Cæsar To The Revolution N 1688, by David Hume. Bound in full tan morocco, double gilt rule to boards, spine in six compartments between raised bands and floral gilt decorations, black and red title labels, portrait illustration frontispiece.
London: Smith, Elder, 1912. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. The Centenary Edition of Robert Browning Writings. Limited to five hundred twenty-six sets which this is number 168. Handsomely bound in full green morocco with marbled endpapers, top edge glt, fancy dentelles, the spine panels and covers with triple-ruled borders and large fancy gilt corners ornaments, raised bands, gilt title.A one page ALS by Browning declining an invitation, dated July 7, '84.
London: C. and J. Rivington, T. Egerton, 1823. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. The Roman History from the Ruin of the Commonwealth. Illustrated with maps. Bound in full dark brown straight grain morocco, covers and spine with involving elaborate floral gilt decorations and the Queen College Cambridge gilt crest stamp to covers, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled decorative endpaper.
London: Allan Wingate, 1949. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. The Brontè Sister Novels, Title include Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Brontès Poems, Villette, Shirley, Jane Eyre. Bound by Bayntun Binders in full red calf, floral gilt decorations to spine with black and green title labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins. A fine deluxe set.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. The Story-Life of George Washington. A life history in five hundred true stories selected from original sources and fitted together in order by Wayne Whipple. Reproductions of paintings, engravings and manuscripts. Bound in three quarter red calf, gilt motif to spine, raised bands, marbled endpaper.
London: Robert Riviere and Son, 1900s. Leather_bound. Five volumes, Small octavo. The Works, title include Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey Persuasion. Bound in three quarter red calf, floral device to spine, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt. decorative endpaper.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1902. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Thick quartos, The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. Translated from the Spanish by P.A. Motteux. The Edition-De-Luxe with plates in three states is limited to one hundred and thirty copies which this is number 104. Bound in three quarter wine marocco over marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper.
London: Richard Bentely and Sons. Full leather. Two volumes. Octavo. First edition. Memoirss of Celebrated Etonians, Illustrated and extra-illustrated to a total of eighty-one engraved plates of portraits and views twenty hand-colored, including a short autograph notes signed by John Abernethy (1680 - 1740 Irish Presbyterian Church leader). Beautifully bound by Bayntun Binders in full brown crushed morocco with marbled endpaper, all edges gilt, gilt title, coverand spine of the panels with decorative gilt devices outlined in black and with with triple fillets enclosing a framework composed to corners of curved spears ornaments in the same and blind tooling. A fine binding and extra illustrated.