The works.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909 Stock Code: 148754
A scarce set in superb bindingA beautifully bound set of the Memorial edition of Meredith's collected work. Limited to 204 copies of which this is number 144 signed by the publisher.
George Meredith 1828 to 1909, journalist, poet and novelist. His first book of poetry 1851 was praised by Lord Tennyson, but his first novel "The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" 1859 was banned as immoral. He reported from Italy on the war between Austria and Italy 1866, and expressed sympathy for Italian independence in his next book "Vittoria" 1867. Novels include "Bauchamp's Career" 1864 concerning English politics, "The Egoist" 1879 A pitiless analysis of innate selfishness. With the publication of "Dianna at the Crossroads"1885 he received critical acclaim in England and America. He received the Order of Merit in 1905
Octavo, 29 volumes (208 x 138mm). Finely bound by Stikeman Bindery for Charles Scribner in burgundy half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, matching cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.
Frontispieces and photogravures throughout.
Pages nice and clean, some slight rubbing to corners, an excellent set.
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