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Decorative Bindings, Sets, Forty-seven Octavo Volumes.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Decorative Bindings, Sets, Forty-seven Octavo Volumes.
Including a set of the works of Bret Harte in nineteen volumes, Boston: Riverside, 1902, in half calf; a set of the works of Balzac in twenty-three volumes, Philadelphia: Barrie, [1896], limited edition, set number 492 of 1,000, in half morocco; and five James Fenimore Cooper titles, later editions, in very good full leather, four of the five in Zaehnsdorf bindings, one unsigned, viz., Lionel Lincoln, London: Bentley, 1837; Precaution, London: Bentley, 1839 (number LXXIV of the Standard Novels); The Water Witch, London: Bentley, 1850; The Headsman, London: Bentley, 1850; and The Bravo, London: Bentley, 1851; occupying approximately five feet of shelf space. (47)

Provenance: the Estate of Stratford W. Carter, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $300-500

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London, Philadelphia, Zaehnsdorf, Bret Harte, James Fenimore Cooper, Lionel Lincoln, Massachusetts