Finely Bound Set of Sir Walter Scott
The Works of Sir Walter Scott.
Item Number: 3110
Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1900.
Octavo, 54 volumes. One of a thousand numbered sets. Three-quarters leather over marbled boards. Elaborate tooling to spine and front panel, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A beautiful complete set.
"Scotts influence as a novelist was incalculable; he established the form of the historical novel, and the form of the short story" (Drabble, 879).
Other Books by this Author
Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1886.
Octavo, 25 volumes. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, raised bands. Gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan’s Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon’s Daughter and Highland Widow. A beautiful set.
"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it": First Editions of Winston Churchills Masterpiece The Second World War
The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.
London: Cassell & Co, 1948-54.
First editions of Winston Churchill’s masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in three-quarters red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, maps present. In fine condition.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream: Finely Bound Set of The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902.
Octavo, 10 volumes. One of 300 sets of the Arnheim Edition. Bound in half vellum, gilt titles to the spine, gilt decorations to the front panels; with gravure plates from paintings by F.S. Coburn; printed tissue guards; top edge gilt. In fine condition. A superior set.
London: Archibald Constable, 1916.
Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun. Both the front and rear panels with a double gilt fillet border around an inner border incorporating ornamental cornerpieces, upper cover set with an oval portrait miniature of an actress under glass, within an ornamental gilt border, lower cover with panel border; raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, a repeated ornamental panel in the rest; board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and both endpapers of dark blue watered silk, all edges gilt. Extra-illustrated with 10 additional plates. Housed in a felt-lined modern cloth box.
London: Constable, 1919.
Octavo, bound in full scarlet crushed levant morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Rivière. Front and rear panels with single gilt filler border, upper cover set with an oval miniature painting of a battle scene under glass, framed with a variety of weapons and emblems gilt; spine in six compartments with five raised bands, a decorative panel in the rest, each bearing crown, eagle or fleur-de-lys; board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and free endpages of yellow watered silk. All edges gilt. In fine condition. Housed in a cloth folding box.