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London: Cadell and Davies, F. C. And J. Rivington et al. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1817. A New Edition. Full Leather. 8vo (14 x 22cm) "to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings, by Dugald Stewart". A fine set, beautifully bound in full contemporary straight grained dark tan morocco, complete in twelve volumes. Four raised bands to the spines, gitl stamped lettering, blind stamped decoration to the boards and spine with further gilt decoration, blind stamped dentelles. All edges marbled red to match marbled endpapers. Bindings very good with slight rubbing only, small scuff mark to the top spine compartment of vol. I. Contents clean and tight, bookplates of Charles Awdry (see note on provenance below) to the front paste-downs with engraved presentation library plates to the front free end papers, otherwise very clean without inscriptions or other marks. A very good set in a handsome contemporary binding. (Provenance: With the bookplates of Charles Awdry. In 1949 the books were presented in Memory of R. W. Awdry Esq., C. B. E. of Wiltshire, to Exeter City library as acknowledged on their engraved bookplate. Charles Awdry and family are mentioned on several occasions in Kilvert's Diary and this may well be the same Charles or at least a later generation of the same Awdry Family.) .
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