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Eight vols. Hardback, Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In full tree calf leather bindings, decorative gilt paneled boards, raised banding and extensive gilt decorations to spines, with red and blue spine labels lettered in gilt. Marbled page edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Bindings have all been professionally repaired, and boards relaid onto newer spines. Rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, some chipped, a couple of chips to ends of spines. Crack to front hinge of vol.1. Some rubbing and small surface chips to boards. Frontis plate in vol.1. appears to possibly be a later print instead of engraving. No penned inscriptions. Endpapers and prelims clean and bright, Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight set. Each volume has a special handmade Bookplate to front of each volume: “Mina Bowater,” (the Bowater bookplate is by renowned gun engraver Malcolm Appleby, see note.) the bookplate repeats in all volumes. Malcolm Appleby turned his Silver Trust commission towards a more peaceful end: the pieces are lavishly engraved. From his workshop, in a converted railway station near Aberdeen, he says, ‘I like to keep my eye on the outside world.’ But he is a far from detached observer; his engravings contain opinions. Appleby trained at four art schools, including the Royal College of Art. Prices for a one-off commission start around £2,000. 8 Vols. Illustrated with a B&W frontis portrait in vol.1. Collected works of Tobias Smollett. Roderick Random, Adventures of Count Fathom, The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker, Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Adventures of Lancelot Greaves.
Title: The Works of Tobias Smollett. With Memoirs of His Life: to which is prefixed A View of the Commencement and Progress of Romance, by John Moore. A New Edition, Edited by James P. Brown. In Eight Volumes.
Categories: ENGLISH LITERATURE,
Publisher: London, Bickers and Son, H. Southran & Co., 1872 New Edition:
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Seller ID: 83162
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