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.
Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 1905-1910.
Finely bound set of Havelock Ellis’ landmark work Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Octavo, 6 volumes. Bound in three quarters levant morocco by Stikeman and Company, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt topstain, marbled endpapers. In fine condition.
London: H.S. Nichols, 1895.
Limited edition, number 50 of 1,000 sets on Holland paper. 12 mo, 28 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt lined to the front and rear panel, inner dentelles. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Each volume is illustrated with engraved plates, tissue guards present. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing.
The Historians Masterpiece; The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Finely Bound Set
London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1776-1788.
Quarto, 6 volumes, bound in contemporary calf, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, gilt tooling to the spine, 3 folding engraved maps. Volume I and II are second editions, volumes III-VI are first editions. In near fine condition, rebacked, light rubbing and wear. The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople (this map is in its original folded issue, instead of the more common method of having the plate trimmed to the margin and inserted; it is more rare in this folded state). Bookplate of industrialist Sir Joseph Verdin Bart to each volume. A very nice set.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900.
The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. Small octavo, 15 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt top edge, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. The set includes, The Naval War of 1812 in two volumes, The Wilderness Hunter, American Ideals, The Winning of the West in six volumes, Hunting the Grizzly, Hunting Trips on the Prairie, Hunting Trips of A Ranchman, The Rough Riders. In near fine condition.