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Decorative Bindings, Sets, Thirteen Titles in Sixty-three Volumes.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
194
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Decorative Bindings, Sets, Thirteen Titles in Sixty-three Volumes.
Sets and single volumes in full and half leather, spines gilt-tooled and lettered, including Thierry's Histoire de la Conquete de l'Angleterre, Paris, 1843, in four volumes, third edition; The Works of Edward Gibbon, New York [1906-1907], fifteen volumes, connoisseur edition, one of 105 numbered sets; Symonds's The Renaissance in Italy, London, 1897-98, seven volumes; Milton's Paradise Lost, London, 1802, in two volumes, illustrated; James Stuart's The Antiquities of Athens, London, 1858, illustrated, third edition; The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Edinburgh, 1883, in four volumes; Krauss's Geist der Osterreichischen, Vienna, 1838, in gilt-tooled full red morocco; Ruskin's Stones of Venice, New York, no date, three volumes, illustrated; MacPherson's Poems of Ossian, Glasgow/London, 1824, two volumes, illustrated; The Poetical Works of John Keats, London, 1894-1895; Zipfer's Franz der Erste, Stuttgart, 1836; and Charles Knight's London, London, 1841-44, in six volumes, illustrated; all volumes smaller than folio format, varying conditions and bindings, occupying approximately eight feet of shelf space. (63)
Estimate $1,000-1,200


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London, Paris, Edward Gibbon, Italy, James Stuart, Athens, Edgar Allan Poe, Glasgow, John Keats, Charles Knight, Stuttgart

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