Edinburgh: John Grant, 1902. Edition-de-Luxe. Hardcover. Custom bound in a handsome set of eight quartos, in dark green 3/4 leather (probably goat skin) and pale green smooth rustic cloth; gilt lettering, gilt numbering and raised bands to spines; approx 200-250 pages to each volume. Printed on high quality paper, with wide margins. Three separate frontispieces & full-page engraved plates in red, blue & brown sepia, respectively, with tissue guards, throughout each volume. Pale green silk place-holder ribbons bound into most volumes. Overall a very good(+) to about near fine(-) set. Spines sunned and thus the dark green leather has turned a dark brown at spine extremities and vicinity. All joints and hinges tight though with some superficial starting to joint ends of most volumes, but a solid binding all in all. Very mild rubbing to board edges and corners intermittently throughout. Very mild damping third volume (spine label: "Vol. 2 * "), slightly affecting front board outer edge and first six leaves, leaving a mild dampstain outer portions, chiefly to tissue guards and first free endpaper. Very small chip to spine head at joint of Volume 3, * [Part One]. Very small scrape, about 1/5 inch, to spine head front Volume 4, ** [Part two]. Overall a very attractive sound set. Tight and clean. Item #88450
Complete in eight physical volumes with the following gilt-stamped respectively to each spine: Vol 1 *, Vol 1 **, Vol 2 *, Vol 2 **, Vol 3 *, Vol 3 **, Vol 4 *, Vol 4 **). Colophon at beginning of volume Vol 1 ** states: "This Edition-de-Luxe, with plates in three states, is limited to 130 copies of which this is No. 72." This uncommon set of eight, likely bound originally as four physical volumes, is much easier on the hands —perhaps the eyes. Small minimalist bookplate of one H.N.W. to front paste-down of most volumes. No binder's identificaton but binding is very well executed and, of course, sewn. || **A large, heavy set. Extra shipping charges may apply. Please inquire. Photos on request **.
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