The Writings and Speeches.Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1901 Stock Code: 139106
NotesThe Beaconsfield edition, number 5 of 1,000 copies, this set in a notably attractive and bright contemporary binding. Burke's writings were first collected together within his lifetime by Walker King and French Laurence, "who had assisted him with the Annual Register, the impeachment, and other concerns. Publication commenced in 1795, and concluded many years later in 1827. A number of Burke's less finished writings and drafts appeared alongside those which were a recognized part of his canon" (ODNB). The text used in the present edition is from Rivington's 16 volume set published between 1801 and 1827
12 volumes, octavo (220 x 142 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, titles to spine in gilt in compartments, clover motifs within elaborate tooling to compartments, raised bands tooled in gilt, pale blue cloth sides, blue endpapers, top edges gilt, blue cloth book markers.
Engraved title pages, frontispieces and 29 plates with captioned tissue guards.
Spines uniformly toned, minor rubbing to board edges, cloth very faintly soiled to a couple of volumes, offsetting to endpapers, contents clean and fresh; a near-fine set.
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