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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table; The - Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1902. 
London: Dent. 1902 - Description: London: Dent, 1902, 1905 and 1920. Volume 1. The Autocrat 318 pp. Sixth Edition. Volume 2. The Professor - 320 pp. New Edition. Volume 3. The Poet 351 pp. Third Edition. Half leather binding by Bayntun of Bath, with the binders stamp to the reverse of the front free end paper. Extra Illustrated with 153 illustrations by H M Brock plus 102 extra illustrations, portraits views etc. Extra-illustrated books are published texts that have been made into a unique copy by a former owner through the permanent addition of prints, autographs, letters, etc. Typically, the additions are mounted on additional leaves, and the book is rebound to accommodate its increased thickness. Extra illustrations primarily serve as visual and verbal annotations to a text rather than decoration: the extra-illustrator identifies significant people, places, and things mentioned in the book (even if only mentioned in passing), collects related material, and adds it in the appropriate spot. Nice marbled boards, with gilt lining to the leather quarters. Spines are in very good condition, with five raised bands with gilt decorations, and six compartments. In the second panel there are gilt titles and in the fourth panel there is the authors name. Page edges are foxed, and the top edge is gilt. The Flash makes the leather spines look considerable lighter than the royal navy blue which they are. Front paste down and front free end paper are marbled. Title pages are in great condition, and have beautiful decorations. There is also a beautiful frontispiece, and a tissue guard. The pages are clean, and there are many plates throughout. Very good set. Condition Report Externally Spine very good condition mild rubbing to the raised bands. Joints very good condition. Corners very good condition slightest wear. Boards very good condition. Page edges very good condition foxed and there is a gilt top edge. See above and photos. Internally Hinges very good condition. Front paste down very good condition - foxed. Front end paper very good condition - foxed. Title very good condition. Pages very good condition foxed, and yellowed. Binding very good condition, solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1902, 1905, 1920 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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