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  1. Subscriber's edition, one of 100 copies on Imperial Japan Paper; 51 volumes, 8vo; illustrated with etched plates throughout in two states, both with captioned tissue-guards, handsome contemporary binding in full crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering direct, all edges gilt, wide inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, fading to spine and rubbing to some spine extremities, a few mildly worn, otherwise a fine set.

    £4,500
  2. 3 vols, small 8vo; frontispiece portrait of the poet to vol. I, natural toning, a few spots to preliminary leaves of first two vols, otherwise near-fine; near-contemporary full green morocco by 'Wiseman', double gilt panelled, Bishopric armourial device to boards and 'heavenly keys' and Bishop's Mitre devices to spines, dentelles, all in gilt, all edges gilt, rubbed at extremities, boards a little patchy, otherwise very good.

    £550
  3. First edition; 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, photographic dust-jacket, rubbed and chippped on extremities, ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, oterwise a fair copy and internally fine.

    £65
  4. Early issue, 'two hundred and twenty-fifth thousand'; advertisements at front and end, one advertisment leaf loose, some browning/foxing to leaves at front and end; publisher's pictorial wrappers worn and soiled, some repair work to around spine but original printed backstrip present; together with a loose typed letter signed from Hume to a Mr O'Donnell dated 10th November 1905, both housed in a modern slip-case, reproducing the top and rear boards of the book.

    £850
  5. First edition, signed presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the head of the first page of text; 8vo; advertisements at beginning and end, patterned endpapers, stitching pulled in places with some mild springing to gatherings; publisher's decorative cloth, marked and slightly bubbled; with another, near fine copy of the same.

    £550
  6. First edition; 8vo; illustrations, 2pp. advertisements, minor staining to top-edge of text-block, occasional foxing and marginal thumb-marking; publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt with device stamped in blind to lower cover, top edge gilt, some minor bumping and edge-wear, overall very good.

    £650
  7. 25 vol. (complete, including 'The Life'), 'LARGE PAPER EDITION', LIMITED TO 750 SETS, 8vo, numerous photogravure plates, the frontispieces printed in coloured and uncoloured states, text age-toned, else fine, contemporary crushed brown half morocco gilt, top edge gilt, an extremely handsome set.

    £5,850
  8. 3 vols., each with engraved frontispiece portrait of Dickens at different stages of his life, a few further plates and vignettes within text, some light occasional spotting, mostly to volume II, contemporary gift inscription to half-titles of volumes I & III, 20th century binding by Bumpus of half green morocco over marbled boards, matching endpapers, top edge gilt, near-fine.

    £675
  9. 8vo. Over 220 leaves of manuscript. Period sheep in French style with decoration in gilt to spine and marbled page ends. Remnant of old label to upper spine, some scuffing with loss and general wear, front hinge partially cracked, leaves quite bright though with some light soiling in places, one leaf with a closed cut to center. Very Good

    £1,250
  10. First edition. 8vo in fours. pp. 228 pp; last two leaves just shaved at fore-edge but not touching text, stab hole to upper/inner margin throughout, contemporary full burgundy morocco, spine with title and decorative devices in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, blind monograms of Stirling-Maxwell to covers; light rubbing.

    £750
 

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