Can You Forgive Her?; The Claverings; Phineas Phinn; The Vicar of Bullhampton; The Eustace Diamonds; The Way We Live Now; John Caldigate; Kept in the Dark; An Autobiography.London: Chapman and Hall; Chatto and Windus; Bradbury, Evans and Co.; Smith, Elder and Co. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864-1883 Stock Code: 125520
First editions, from the library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his bookplate to vol. 1 of Can You Forgive Her?.
9 works in 19 volumes, octavo. Uniformly bound in 20th-century red crushed morocco by Bayntun (Riviere), raised bands to spines, compartments lettered and panelled in gilt, single rule border to covers, gilt edge roll, double gilt rule border to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, edges gilt.
With engraved frontispieces to most titles, 112 illustrated plates.
Spines faded, a few dark marks to covers, occasional foxing to text blocks, expert repairs to half-title and title page of vol. 1 Eustace Diamonds, pale marking to rear cover of Autobiography. Otherwise a near-fine set, handsomely bound.
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