The Works.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924-27 Stock Code: 128513
The Atlantic Edition, number 605 of 1,670 sets signed by the author. "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).
28 volumes, octavo (226 x 150 mm). Original green crushed half morocco by Stikeman & Co. for Scribner's, two raised bands to spines, lettered and tooled in gilt with floral motifs, single gilt rule to sides, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, some pages unopened, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Photogravure frontispieces with tissue guards in all volumes.
Pages nice and clean, spines slightly faded, some trivial wear to a couple of headcaps and some expert minor repair to four of them, an excellent set.
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