New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Octavo. The Sangamon Edition. Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg, title include The Prairie Years, The War Years. Illustrated throughout, bound in three quarter red morocco, gilt decorations to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
Washington DC: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1905. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Thick octavo. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Definitive Edition containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, Parliamentary Manual, Official Papers, and Other Writings, Official and Private now Collected and Published in Thier Entirety for the First Time.Including all of the original manuscript, deposited in the Department of State and published in 1853 by order of the Joint Committee of Congress, with numerous illustrations and a comprehensive analytical index. Andrew A. Lipscomb, Chairman Board of Governors Editor -in- Chief, Elbert Ellery Bergh Managing Editor.Issued under the auspices of The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association of the United States.Illustrated with portrait, maps, facsimile letters and documents and notable landmark places. Twenty volumes combined into ten, bound in three quarter blue calf (spine faded even brown) marbled boards, gilt title and decorations to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A very rare and handsome set in leather binding.
London: Groiler Society, Circa 1900s. Leather_bound. Thriteen volumes. Octavo. The History of Egypt by Gaston Maspero, containing over twelve hundred colored plates and illustrations. Bound by the publisher's in three quarter green morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt floral decorations and title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Thick octavo. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt the Memorial Edition. Prepared under the auspices of the Roosevelt Memorial Association and Herman Hagedorn editor. This edition is printed on watermark rags paper which has Roosevelt initial embedded and limited to one thousand and fifty copies which this is number 483. Volume one of limitation page signed in black ink Edith Kermit Roosevelt. illustrated frontispiece to each volume.Bound by the publisher Charles Scribner's Son in a deluxe and rare leather binding in full tan crushed morocco, delicate blind tooling to spine of the U.S. great seal emblem, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, mosaic blind tooling to covers with foliage and double and quadruple rule line.
No Publisher, No Date. Full leather. Thrity-two volumes. Octavo. The Writings James Fenimore Cooper. Limited to three copies which this is copy number 2.Illustrated with steel engravings by Felix Octavius Carr Darley one black and white and others coloured engravings throughout set to frontispiece and tissue guard. Titles include The Spy, The Two Admirals, The Pioneer, The Deerslayer, Last of the Mohicans, Homeward Bound, Sea Lions, Red Rover, Redskins, etc.Bound by the Adams Bindery in full brown polished autumn leaf levant, elaborate gilt three stem sunflower and leaf decorations to spine, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, boards gilt motif of wide spray foilage to lower corners, inner covers floral decorations with a central green morocco, green cloth endpaper. A Handsome set.The writings of James Fenimore Cooper, which this collection is privately printed with only three set of existence with no publisher and date.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Full leather. Twenty-four Volumes. Thick octavo. Ruisdael Edition. The Novels And Other Writings Of Lyof N. Tolstoï. This edition is limited to one hundred and fifty copies printed on Ruisdael paper which this is copy 62. Portrait and other illustrations in two states to frontispiece with tissue guard. Title include War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Long Exile, What is Art, What is Religion, Resurrection, The Invaders, Childhood Boyhood Youth, The Death of Ivan Ilvitch, etc. Bound elaborately in full crushed maroon morocco, covers densely gilt decorations wide swirling frame featuring flowers and broad-leaf plants with curling leafy vines quadruple gilt line to corners, top edge gilt, raised bands, gilt titles, spine gilt in compartments of acanthus leaves and stems motif, inner cover gilt rule and a central green and maroon morocco, moiré green silk endleaves. A beautiful collected novel of Tolstoï with a intricate and stunning binding.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dicken's. The Edition De Luxe is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 490. All plates richly illustrated with over 1000 plates on India paper, Christmas Carol is hand coloured. Volume one with autographed envelope signed by Dicken's addressed to his publisher also an autographed letter signed by John Forster (Dicken's closest friend and official biographer) the letter is to George Cattermole one of Dicken's illustrator.Bound in contemporary three quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt title, all edges marble with endpaper. A magnificent set of Dicken's works.
London: Edward, Charles, Dilly, 1878. Full leather. Eight volumes. Octavo. Plutarch Lives, Translated from the original Greek with notes critical and historical and a new life of Plutarch, by john Langhorne and William Langhorne, Thrid Edition, illustrated frontispiece.Bound in full tree calf marbled board, spine gilt decotations, black and red title labels, decorative endpaper.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Quarto. First Edition. Illustrations of the Manners, Custom, and Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes. Written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes of its existence in two volumes with three hundred and sixty coloured engravings from the author's original paintings and folding maps.Elgantly bound in early twentieth century binding by Bayntun Binders in three quarter navy blue morocco over blue cloth board, spine gilt motif into compartment between raised banding, second and fourth compartment gilt title, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, internally very clean set.Bookplate pastedown of Samuel Strong Spaulding of Buffalo, NY and decendents of the Spaulding family, veterans of the Battle of Bunker Hill and name on the commemorative cenotaph.This edition is generally considered to be the most handsome 19th century printing of Catlin's study. George Catlin (1796-1872), spent many years among the Indians in Northa and South America. He lived with them, acquired their languages, and studies very throughly thier habits, customs and mode of life, making copious notes and many studies for his paintings of the Native Americans.
London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Cmpany, 1897. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson The Embodiment Of The Sea Power Of Great Britain, containing particular account of his victories by sed and land voyages. Nineteen full page portraits and twenty-one maps and diagram plans.Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, top edge gilt , spine gilt decorations of ship anchor, and sail ship between raised banding, gilt title, decorative endpaper.
London: T. Cadell and W. davies, Strand, 1820. Full leather. Two volumes. Octavo. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, embellished with engravings from design by Thomas Stothard. Bound Ramage binders in full navy blue morocco double gilt ruled lines to covers, spine gilt floral decorations, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.
London and Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, No Date. Full leather. Three volumes. octavo. The Holy Bible translated out of the original tongues in the year of our lord MDCXI (1611).Containing the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha, volume one Genesis to Esther, volume two Job to Malachi, volume three New Testament Apocrypha. Full page illustrations through-out with historical and biblical scene in colour .Handsomely bound by Zahensdorf full purple morocco, covers triple gilt ruled of corners and a central gilt motif of the catholic shield of the holy book, spine gilt decorations of the star of david, the triple spiral, the menorh, the lotus flower, gilt titles, raised bands, all edges gilt, silk purple doublures.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1900s. Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Secret Memoirs Of The Courts Of Europe From The 16th To The 19th Century. This Edition printed on Japanese vellum paper and is limited to one thousand numbered copies which this is 262. Illustrations in two states to frontispiece chromolithograph other sepia (black & white shade). Tilte include Empress Josephine, The Courts of Sweden and Denmark, Wiliam II, Francis Joseph, The Courts of Europe, Napoleon's Court, The Court of Austria, The Royal Family of France, Madame De Montespan, Marie Antoinette, etc.Bound by Brentanos in full olive green crushed morocco, covers framed alternating densley floral spring surrounded triple and double gilt ruled line to corners, top edge gilt, spine gilt decorations within six compartments between raised banding second and third gilt titles, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A handsome set in fine binding.
New York: The Tandy-Thomas Company, 1909. Leather_bound. twelve volumes. Octavo. The Historians Of Greece. Translated from ancient Greek by Benjamin Jowett, illustrated to frontispiece and title tissue guard. Bound in three quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
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.
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.