London: Chatto and Windus, 1903. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Small octavo. The Novels of Jane Austen's, with introduction by R. Brimley Johnson, illustrated in colour by A. Wallis Mills, The St. Martins Illustrated library of the standard authors.Bound in three quarter tan calf, cloth boards, spine gilt floral decorations, black title labels, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
Fine Bindings and Collected Sets
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.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1911. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Novels of the Sisters Brontè Edited by Temple Scott [with: The Life of Charlotte Brontè by E.C Gaskell ].The Thorton Edition with numerous portrait and plates and illustrations, black and red title pages. Titles included Shirley, The Tenant of windfall Hall, The Professor, Villette, Agnes Grey, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre. The Thorton Edition was first published in 1905 then later1911. Beautifully Bound in full tan polished calf by Zaehnsdorf Binders 1911 (gilt stamp signed to front inner covers), spine dense gilt floral decorations in compartments between raised banding, second and third panel gilt black title labels, bottom panel gilt roman numeral lettering, covers triple gilt rule-line, inner cover trimmed leather gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, tan endpapers.
London: Privately, 1905. Leather_bound. Sixteen volumes. Octavo "The Baroda Edition." The Book Of The Thousand Nights And A Nights. A plain and literal translation of the arabian nights entertainments, translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton. Printed privately by the Burton Club, limited to nine-hundred and fifty sets which this is number 99.Handsomely bound by Stikeman and Company three quarter tan morocco, top edge gilt, spine with five raised bands gilt decorations in compartments of the quarter moon and star, second and fourth panels gilt title, marbled endpaper, 71 portraits and other illustrations and captioned tissue guard.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Thick quarto. The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel De Cervantes and translated from the spanish by Peter Anthony Motteux. Portrait and other illustrations throughtout. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, gilt title to spine , raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper.
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, 1908. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens. Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Bound in three quarter red morocco, marbled boards, spine with five raised bands gilt with floral device and gilt titles, top edge gilt marbled endpaper. Illustrated through-out set.
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.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with a biographical introduction and notes by Edward Waldo Emerson, portrait frontispiece. Bound in three guarter green morocco (spine faded to brown), spine floral gilt decorations, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, green cloth endpaper.
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.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. Leather_bound. Twenty-two volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Large Paper Edition with over 110 plates including portraits and facsimiles illustrations with title tissue guard. Limited to five hundred copies which this is number 142. red and black title pages, largely many uncut unopened pages. notable title include The Scarlet Letters, The House at Seven Gables, The New Adam an Eve, The Blithedale Romance. Twice Told Tales, At Home, etc. Handsomely bound contemporary three quarter dark brown morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt floral decorations, glt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end paper.
London: Longman and Green, 1840. Full leather. Eight volumes. Octavo. Visits to Remarkable Places; Rural and Domestic Life of Germany; Rural Life ogf England; Student Life of Germany; Homes and Haunts of the British Poets; Northern Heights of London, 1840; 1842; 1840; 1849; 1847 and 1869. A particularly handsome set in full tan polished calf with gilt decorative spine, red and green title labels, triple gilt rule to covers gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. marbled endpapers, illustrated throughout.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Leather_bound. Forty volumes. Octavo. "Holly Edition" The Works of Washington Irving. Portraits and other illustrations through-out setwith title tissue guard, title include Oliver Goldsmith, Knickerbockers History of New York, Columbus, Life of George Washington, Astoria, Salmagundi, Tales of a Traveller, Spanish Papers, etc. Bound in three quarter green morocco, and marbled boards, top edge gilt, each volumes to spine tooled with holly motif decorations, and small red morocco inlaid, one raised bands, the initial "L," on upper left-corner to covers, spine evenly faded to brown.
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 Forence 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 Puck Hill, A Books Of Words, Many Inventions, The Naulahka, 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.
New York: Croscup and Sterling Company, 1901. Full leather. Twenty volumes. Octavo. The Novels, Edition De Bibliophile. Printed on Japan hand-made paper, limited to twenty copies exclusively for America subcribers which this is William Makepeace Thackeray copy. With introduction by William Lyon Phelps. Exquisitely bound in full red crushed morocco with elobrate leather and silk doublures by Stikeman Binders, top edge gilt, raised bands ornate gilt on covers and spines. Profusely illustrated plates in 2 states (one hand-colored signed by the artist). This set contains 3 page autograph letter by Phelps.. A splendidand magnificent set.
Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1842. Leather_bound. Twenty-four volumes. Large octavo. Sir. Walter Scott Waverley Novels. [Extra Illustrated] with 244 proof etchings, 36 hand-colored portraits, 120 original plates and first imperssions by Turner, Stanfeld, etc. with additional 300 extra plates and illustrations, volume one contain to front endpaper a signed and dated letter by Sir. Walter Scott, July 04, 1888, red and black title pages. Bound handsomely by Root and Son in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, spine dense gilt floral decorations of holly leaves in six compartments between raised banding second and fourth panel gilt title, gilt date stamp to bottom spine, top edge gilt, trimmed leather turn-ins, decorative blue marbled endpaper.Extra illustrated set in a rare and fine binding.
Edinburgh: Cadell and Company, 1829. Full leather. Seventy-four volumes. Small Octavo. The Writings of Sir. Walter Scott the Waverley Novels. ALL FIRST EDITION.Bound by Morrell Binder in full tan morocco covers and spine gilt decorations, red and black title labels, all edges gilt, leather turn-ins.
Boston: Phillips Sampson, 1850. Full leather. Eight volumes. Octavo. The Plays and Works of William Shakespeare. Embracing a life of the poet and notes original and selected. Illustrated throughout. Handsomely bound in full black morocco, elaborate gilt portrait tooling of Shakespeare covers , spine gilt titles, all edges gilt.
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.
Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895. Leather_bound. Sixteen volumes. Octavo. "Large Paper Edition" The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with biographical introductions portraits, and other illustrations, Signed by author to limitation page and dated Harriet Beecher Stowe, October 1895. The author autograph, written specially for this edition a few months before her death. Two hundred and fifty copies printed which this is numbere 89. Bound in three quarter olive green morocco, (spine faded evenly to tan) gilt decorations to spine of floral wreath design between raised banding, gilt title to second and fourth panels, , top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A splendid collected set.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Sons, 1902. Full leather. Sixteen volumes. Octavo. Lives of the Queens of England. Compiled from official records and other authentic documents, private as well as public by Agnes Strickland preceded by a biographical introduction by John Foster Kirk. Exrtra-Illustrated collection, each volume to frontispiece with a coloured portrait and title tissue guard over 295 plates printed on Japan vellum paper of which twenty- six copies of this is letter 'L'. Privately printed of subcribers only. Bound in full red crushed morocco, gilt titles, raised bands, all edges gilt, inner covers brown tan and red morocco with six elegant gilt decorations framed composed of the Queens Royal Crest Coat -of- Arms, red silk moire doublures, housed in a trimmed leather and cloth slipcase of each volume. A Fine set.
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: The Chaucer Company, 1900s. Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Works of Count Leo Tolstoy. The extra illustrated edition is limited to twenty-five copies which this is number 7, each volume to frontispiece with a hand coloured illustrations, red and black title pages. Bound in full red crushed morocco ( several volumes professionally rehinge) covers with gilt floral spray to corners and brown and yellow inlaid rose design, elaborate scrolling and leaf pattern surrounding covers, spine with four raised bands in compartments and gilt intricate floral design, gilt title, top edge gilt, inner covers boards green and red morocco leather with multiple gilt-rule, silk water blue doublures. Bookplate of Alexander Hamilton Rice and Eleanor Elkins Rice, american physician, geographer, geologist and explorer and especially for the expeditions to the Amazon Basin and the director and founder of the Harvard Institute of Geographical Explorations. A splendid set in a fine binding.
Boston: Dana Estes and Compny, 1904. Leather_bound. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of Count Lev N. Tolstóy. Translated from the original and edited by Leo Wiener. Edition De Luxe limited to one thousand copies of which this is number 314. Portrait frontispiece with back and red title pages. Title iclude War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Short Stories, Dramatic Plays, Essays, Literary Criticism, etc. Bound in three quarter green morocco (spine evenly faded to brown), gilt floral decorations to spine with four raised bands, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.
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.
New York: Gabriel Wells, 1925. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde. The Large Paper Edition, is limited to five hundred and seventy-five copies which this is number 131. Includes Wilde's plays, poems, short stories, essays, novels, miscellanies. Beautifully bound in full crushed dark brown morocco, elaborate scroll and leaf pattern and floral device surrounding the covers all in gilt, spine with raised bands in six compartments with floral devices, gilt titles and text and gilt scroll patterns, turn-ins with multiple gilt rules, doublures in red morocco and water silk free red endpapers, top edge gilt.A rare and beautiful set in fine binding.