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Decorative Bindings, Sets, Large Octavo and Quarto-Format, Nineteen Volumes.

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


Decorative Bindings, Sets, Large Octavo and Quarto-Format, Nineteen Volumes.
Sets and single volumes in gold-tooled leather bindings, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Boston: Little Brown, [post-1968], in half morocco; Morley's Life of Gladstone, New York: Macmillan, 1903, in three volumes, half morocco; Browne's History of the Highlands, London: Fullarton & Co., 1849, in four volumes, bound in full navy blue diced Russia; Gibbon's Miscellaneous Works, London: Murray, 1814, in five volumes, half calf; Elegant Extracts, London: [many booksellers], 1824, three volumes full diced Russia, brown; Le Sage's Asmodeus, London: Thomas, 1841, in half morocco; The Story of Manon Lescaut, New York: Heritage Press, 1935, in half morocco, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, New York: Heritage Press, [n.d.], illustrated by Everett Henry, in half blue morocco; occupying approximately 2 1/2 feet of shelf space. (19)

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

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London, Macmillan, Fullarton & Co., Manon Lescaut, Mary Shelley, Everett Henry, Massachusetts