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A Handsome Set Of Antiquarian Books Comprising Thackeray's Works


£400 | $557 USD | €466 EUR
Item Number: SA755620
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Donnelly Antiques Ltd
This antique has been viewed 16 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This 13 volume set, dated 1891-1894, was published by Smith, Elder & Co of London and uniformly bound by John Bumpus of Oxford Street in half polished calf (spines, returns and across corners). The spines are decorated in gilt with the title, date of publication and a repeated decorative motif within the 6 sections formed by 5 equally spaced raised bands. The top edges are gilt and the boards to the covers and interior are in green and gold marbled papers. There are various black and white illustrations and volume I carries a black and white tissue guarded frontispiece of the author.
The spines are variously marked with blemishes and are a touch sun faded although volumes I-III have faded a little less than the rest. Generally all volumes have some shelf wear and some foxing to the front few pages as well as to the fore edges. The top section of the spine to Volume XIII has a small area of leather missing. There appear to be no pages missing and each volume is tightly bound with no splitting to the leather. There is a short inscription to Volume I which shows that this was a Christmas present in 1894.
Each volume has a height of approximately 20.4cms and a depth of some 14.2cms. Whilst the volumes range in width from around 3.2cms to 3.8cms the run of all volumes combined is around 45.5cms.
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Carefully packed delivery to mainland UK is included in the list price. Quotes can be arranged for overseas shipping but only to the USA, Canada, UAE, Australia and countries within the EU.
In the unlikely event that a buyer wishes to return an item a full refund will be given on the understanding that we must by notified by email of a return within 7 days of receipt. The buyer will be fully responsible for the insured return postage and packaging costs and the item must be returned in the same condition as sold.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.

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