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RICHARDSON, Samuel.

The Novels.

Complete and Unabridged. With a Life of the Author, and Introduction by William Lyon Phelps. Complete in Twenty Volumes.

New York: Croscup & Sterling Company, 1901 Stock Code: 138225
£5,000.00
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The Edition de Bibliophile set, one of 20 limited edition subscription copies only, printed on handmade Japanese vellum, and published ad hominem. Each volume is signed by the publishers on the limitation page and several of the hand-coloured plates are signed by the colourists. Volume 1 features an original dry-point etching by Jean Paleologue, a Romanian poster artist, painter, and illustrator. A remarkable set.

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Description

20 volumes, octavo (234 x 153 mm). Finely bound by Stikeman in contemporary green crushed morocco, titles to spines gilt in compartments, 3 gilt rose designs inlaid with red morocco, raised bands decorated with frieze of tulips in gilt, boards elaborately blocked in gilt floral border with red morocco onlays surrounding a central panel of gilt tulips, green morocco doublures with author's initials stamped in gilt to a red morocco central panel, framed by elaborate gilt tooling, white watered silk moiré patterned free endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, red bookmarker, handmade Japanese vellum sheets.

Illustrations

Hand-coloured frontispieces in two states, black and white engraved titles, hand-coloured plates by various artists in three states with tissue guards printed in red to each volume.

Condition

Spines sunned to brown or pale green, some tips rubbed, sides bright and clean internally. A very good set.

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