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Samuel Richardson
The Works of Samuel Richardson With a Prefatory Chapter of Bibiographical Criticism by Leslie Stephen NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION [Clarissa Harlowe, Pamela and Sir Charles Grandison]
London: Henry Sotheran & Co. 1883. Very Good+. 12 volumes, complete as published. 8.75 inches tall with raised bands, twin labels and gilt floral onlays in the spine panels and corners of the boards.  Gilt dentelles and page top edges. No. 541 of 750 copies. With a preferatory chapter of biographical criticism by Leslie Stephen. Set consists of Pamela (3 volumes), Clarissa Harlowe (5 volumes), and Sir Charles Grandison (4 volumes). A handsome set. 8vo. Limited/Numbered Edition. See condition report below. A beautiful firm set with some minor defects.     Condition Report Externally Spine good condition worn with some marks and scratches, differently faded spines, nicely decorated in gilt with London 1883 at the base and with flowers in black and gilt to the compartments, Vol II of Clarissa Harlowe top flower is marked and slightly raised with rubbing to the leather around it. Joints very good condition. Corners good condition gently bumped and worn, some of the leather is off to the bottom corners (Vol II, IX, X and XI). Boards good condition some of the onlay floral decorations have been rubbed off to all volumes, there is a hole to the bottom cormner of Vol IX - see images. Page edges very good condition all page edges hand cut, top edges gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges very good condition all solid. Paste downs very good condition marbled with gilt edges to three sides, bottom corners internally the leather is rubbed off to Vols II, IX, X and XI. End papers very good condition marbled. Title good condition some foxing and offsetting to volume I from the por … [Click Below for Full Description]
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