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A COLLECTION OF
26 OLD LEATHER BOUND BOOKS
POETRY - LITERATURE - CLASSICS - HISTORY
To Include the following titles
3 Uniform Volumes of Charles Dickens Works:
Nicholas Nickleby, Dombey & Son, Martin Chuzzlewit
(pub. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, circa 1930, VERY GOOD: uniform editions in card slip cases, all burgundy leather bindings
with gilt lettering & decorations to spines, top edges gilt, each volume with approx. 40 illustrationsd by 'Phiz', hinges stron, bindings firm, D & S upper board
leather rubbed, MC slip case with split at top edge)
Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell
(pub. Chapman & Hall, circa 1910, VERY GOOD : full leather binding with gilt rules, gilt lettering & decoration to spine, all
page edges gilt, leather a touch lighter at spine, short split at spine tail, hinges strong & binding firm, very bright & clean, with 24 Illustrations in Colour by
South With Scott by Vice-Admiral E.R.G.R. Evans
(pub. Collins Clear-Type Press, circa 1921, GOOD plus : full burgundy leather, gilt lettering to upper board & spine, top edge
gilt, faded at spine, slight loss of leather to spine head, a little foxing to page ends, hinges strong, binding firm)
The Blackmore Country by F. J. Snell (1906)
(pub. Adam & Charles Black, GOOD : worn at corners & edges, leather chipped at spine foot, top edge gilt but faded, marbled
endpapers, hinges & binding sound, with 50 full-page Illustrations from photographs by C. W. BARNES WARD)
Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley (1924)
(pub. Macmillan, VERY GOOD : full leather binding, gilt lettering to upper board & spine, gilt decorations to spine, top edge gilt,
tiny split in leather at spine head where bumped, hinges strong & binding firm, very clean & bright text block, former ownership inscription to fly leaf)
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (1954)
(pub. Collins, VERY GOOD : red leather, gilt lettering to spine, with slip-case, nick in leather at spine foot, hinges strong,
binding firm, very clean & bright text block)
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1910)
(pub. George Routledge & Sons, GOOD minus : full suede leather binding with embossed gilt stamped decoration to upper board, gilt
lettering to spine, all page edges gilt, worn at corners and spine ends, leather has tanned towards top edges & at spine, a little loss at spine ends, short closed
tear at upper joint at head, upper joint is weak resulting in front hinge being tender but holding well, binding firm, each illustration has a tissue guard, text
block bright & clean, gift inscription to fly leaf)
Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman (1919)
(pub. John Murray, GOOD plus : full leather, gilt initials to upper board, gilt lettering & decoration to spine, rubbed, wear to
spine ends & joints, toning to endpapers, hinges strong & binding firm, text block bright & clean)
The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne (1926)
(pub. Methuen, 8th Edition, VERY GOOD : full leather, embossed decorations & lettering to upper board & spine, top edge gilt, fore &
lower edges untrimmed, corners & spine ends rubbed, hinges strong & binding firm, text block bright & clean)
I Bought A Mountain by Thomas Firbank (1944)
(pub. George G. Harrap, GOOD plus : full leather, gilt lettering & decoration to spine, a little loss to spine head, former owner's
bookplate to front pastedown, hinges strong & binding firm, text block very clean & bright)
Poems on the Arts selected by R. M. Leonard (1914)
(pub. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, GOOD plus : light wear to corners & spine ends, small chip in leather at mid point
upper joint, former owner's name on fly leaf, hinges strong & binding firm, text block bright & clean)
The Lady of Shalott and Other Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson
(pub. T.N. Foulis, circa 1920, VERY GOOD : suede leather, a little faded at spine, gilt lettering to upper panel, top edge gilt,
fore & lower edges untrimmed, Illustrated with tipped-in colour plates from water colour drawings by KATHERINE CAMERON)
The History of England Vol.IV by Lord Macaulay (1905)
(pub. Chatto & Windus, GOOD plus : full leather, gilt crest to upper panel, gilt lettering & decoration to spine, all page edges
gilt, wear to spine ends with a little loss to head, front hinge a touch weak, fine paper edition, volume 4 of a 5 volume work)
3 Uniform Volumes of Thackeray's Works:
Vanity Fair, The Yellowplush Papers (1906), Burlesques Etc. (1907)
(pub. Nelson, GOOD: uniform editions in all dark green leather bindings with gilt lettering & decoration to spines, top
edges gilt, rubbed, worn at edges & spine ends, leather faded to spine of YP, Frontispiece illustration to each volume)
Leaves Worth Turning
(pub. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, circa 1920, GOOD : soft suede covers, chipped at spine head, top edge gilt, spotting
to page ends, illustrated endpapers; A FRAGRANT THOUGHT FOR EVERY DAY, Collected by J.E.)
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
(pub. Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, circa 1910, GOOD minus: full leather, gilt lettering to upper panel & spine, all page
edges gilt, leather worn & chipped at spine ends, upper joint partially split, holding well, book plate to front pastedown, binding firm, text block bright & clean)
Poems by William Morris
(pub. Collins Clear-Type Press, circa 1915, VERY GOOD : suede leather limp covers, blind-stamped title & design to upper panel,
gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, spine a touch lightened, marbled endpapers, with colour Frontispiece & title page plus two tipped in colour illustrations)
Tales of a Grandfather, Third Series Vols. I & III by Sir Walter Scott (1830)
(pub. Cadell & Co, Edinburgh, GOOD minus : quarter leather bindings with plain paper lined boards, gilt lettering to spines,
leather worn & chipped at spine heads, corners & edges worn, hinges strong & bindings firm, engraved frontispieces & title pages, touch of light foxing)
A Journey from This World to the Next & A Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding (1902)
(pub. J.M. Dent, FAIR : full leather, gilt crest to upper panel, gilt lettering to spine, very worn, leather chipped at corners &
spine ends, joints cracked, hinges holding well, engraved frontis, text block bright & clean)
Love Poems of Robert Browning (1905)
(pub. John Lane, GOOD : full sude leather binding with limp covers, top edge gilt, a little worn at spine ends, fly leaf removed,
hinges & binding sound, touch of light foxing, bright & clean text block)
Love Poems of Herrick (1903)
(pub.John Lane, GOOD : full leather binding with gilt lettering & decorations to upper board & spine, all page edges gilt, worn at
corners, edges, spine ends, hinges & binding sound, inscriptions to half-title verso, text block bright & clean)
|Format Leather bound hard covers
|Book Sizes from 24mo (135mm) to 8vo (200mm) approx.
|Approx total weight 7.389kg
|Date Published 19th & Early 20th Century
Condition / Description
(please see foot of listing for rating key)
FAIR to VERY GOOD : condition descriptions are above for each volume
A Collection of 26 Old Leather Bound Books
I am offereing this collection of leather bound books as a lot together, 26 volumes in total, from the 19th & early 20th Century. Beautifully bound with gilt
page edges and gilt decorations, these books will grace any bookshelf, as well as being great to read!
Novels by Charles Dickens, Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, A.A. Milne, Charles Kinsley; stories from Hans Andersen, poetry from Tennyson, Browning, Herrick; Histories
from Lord Macaulay and Walter Scott, and much, much more, a real treasury of literature!
An interesting assortment of old books, offered at an exceptionally attractive starting price!
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the reverence it deserves.
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MINT (M): Without faults or defects, unread, in the same immaculate condition in which it was published (Note: very few 'new'
books qualify for this grade, as many times there will be rubs/scuffs to the dustjackets from shipping, or bumped lower spine ends/corners from shelving).
FINE (F): Approaches the above, but not crisp. May have been carefully read and dustjacket may have been slightly rubbed or spine ends slightly bumped from
shelving/shipping, but no real defects or faults.
(NOTE: From here on, there may be '+' and '-' in a grade, which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for '+', and that it
is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for '-'.
NEAR FINE: A book or dustjacket approaching FINE but with a couple of very minor
defects or faults.
VERY GOOD: A used book showing some small signs of wear on either binding or dustjacket. Any defects/faults must be noted.
GOOD: The average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted.
FAIR: A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. (which must be noted).
Binding, dustjacket, etc. may also be worn. All defects/faults must be noted.
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be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.
EX-LIBRARY: Will always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book.
BOOK CLUB: Will always be noted as such no matter what the condition of the book.
BINDING COPY: A book in which the pages or leaves are perfect but the binding is very bad, loose, off, or non-existent.
Always, if issued with one, the lack of a dustjacket or slipcase will be noted.
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