Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

Library Sets

Handsomely bound rare and first edition library sets of classic books, including the complete works of Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen and more.

21 Item(s)

List Grid

  1. 132739
    The Seven Seas Edition, number 435 of 1,050 copies signed by the author on the half-title of vol. I. This was issued by Doubleday as the counterpart to the Bombay Edition, published by Macmillan in London. A particularly attractive set, beautifully bound by the workshop of Henry Stikeman, one of the leading American binders... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 132739

    signed

    Reserve

  2. 129963detail
    The Atlantic Edition, one of a limited edition of 1,050 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf of which this is number 432, and with new prefaces written especially for this edition by the author. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £12,000

    Stock Code: 129963

    signed

    Reserve

  3. 131140

    The Works.

    Garden City: 1920

    The Sun-Dial Edition, number 35 of 735 sets signed by the author in the first volume. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 131140

    signed

    Reserve

  4. 130081
    The Bombay Edition, first issue one of the original 1,050 sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. The Bombay edition was initially published in 25 volumes and limited to 1,050 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, with the later 6 volumes unsigned, and limited... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 130081

    signed

    Reserve

  5. 129485detail
    The Sussex Edition, number 75 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. This set with a highly appealing provenance: from the library of the eminent Kipling collector Rear Admiral Lloyd H. Chandler (1869-1947), with his and his wife Agatha's joint ownership inscription to a preliminary... Learn More
    £19,750

    Stock Code: 129485

    signed

    Reserve

  6. 129483detail

    The Works.

    London: 1924-7

    Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, the preferred "London" issue, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain. A further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue, and are by far the more common of the two issues. The Atlantic edition... Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 129483

    signed

    Reserve

  7. 121630detail

    The Works.

    New York: 1924

    The Atlantic Edition, deluxe issue bound in half morocco, number 618 of 1,050 sets signed by the author in volume I. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61). Scribners offered the set in regular cloth... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 121630

    signed

    Reserve

  8. 126368detail
    The Signed limited edition, number 376 of 780 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of volume I. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 126368

    signed

    Reserve

  9. The Works.
    The Mellstock edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock"... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 110543

    signed

    Reserve

  10. The Writings.

    The Writings.

    Boston and New York: 1909-12

    "Autograph edition"; number 184 (throughout) of 750 copies, with, instead of the signed leaf that is tipped in in some copies, three leaves of original manuscript tipped in to the front of volumes 8, 11 and 12 (presumably in the volumes containing the stories to which they appertain). Learn More
    £900

    Stock Code: 84557

    signed

    Reserve

  11. 105784detail
    The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical "Mellstock"... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 105784

    signed

    Reserve

  12. 119612detail
    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 119612

    signed

    Reserve

  13. 119930
    The Avondale edition, limited to 770 signed sets of which this is number 374. This set has the author's signature tipped in at the bottom of the foreword in volume 1. A particularly handsome set covering the first 25 years of American twentieth century history. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 119930

    signed

    Reserve

  14. 118680detail
    The Commemorative edition, number ten of ten copies printed and specially bound by the publishers, this set produced for Alice S. Timayenis with her name printed on the limitation page in each volume and signed by Barrie on a tipped-in leaf at the front of volume I; with the plates in three states, printed on "India paper,... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 118680

    signed

    Reserve

  15. 117778detail

    The Writings.

    Hartford, Conn.,: 1901-7

    The Riverdale limited edition, number 333 of 625 sets only. The set was originally published in 22 volumes; volume 23 was added in 1903 and volumes 24 and 25 were added by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907. A particularly lavish set. Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 117778

    signed

    Reserve

  16. Smithsonian Scientific Series.
    Signed limited edition, one of 875 sets signed by C. G. Abbot and especially prepared for the patrons of the Smithsonian. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 115175

    signed

    Reserve

  17. The Life and Writings.
    De Grand Luxe Republic edition of the centenary issue. Limited to 75 numbered sets, signed by the editor, of which this is number 7. Rare in the original publisher's binding. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 110541

    signed

    Reserve

  18. The Complete Writings.
    The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 423. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 107494

    signed

    Reserve

  19. The Works.
    The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets,... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 103856

    signed

    Reserve

  20. The Works.

    The Works.

    New York: 1922

    Signed limited edition, attractively bound. This is set number 325 out of 1024 copies, signed by Twain on the second blank; together with a statement that the leaves were signed by him in 1906 in anticipation of the present definitive edition, and further signed by Albert Bigelow Paine, the biographer noted for his work... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 99359

    signed

    Reserve

  21. The Works.
    The Mellstock edition, consisting of 500 unnumbered copies, with the first volume signed by Hardy. With the bookplate of James MacLehose (1857-1943) to the front pastedown, engraved by David Young Cameron, a fellow Glaswegian. MacLehose, a publisher and printer himself, was also the son-in-law of Alexander Macmillan, one... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 96658

    signed

    Reserve

21 Item(s)

List Grid