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Collection Of 10 Uniformly Bound Limited Edition Books Translated Into English By Katharine Prescott Wormeley Dated 1902


£465 | $559 USD | €537 EUR
Item Number: SA901624
Date of manufacture: Edwardian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Donnelly Antiques Ltd
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Katharine Prescott Wormeley was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1830. Her mother Caroline was the daughter of an East India merchant from Boston and her father Ralph, a sixth-generation Virginian, spent his childhood in England eventually becoming a British subject and retiring as a rear admiral in the Royal Navy. Katharine spent most of her childhood in Europe moving in 1848 to the United States where she died in 1908. Katharine was one of the best-known translators of her time, having translated from the French language the complete works of Honoré de Balzac (40 vols., 1883–97) for American readers. She also translated 6 volumes of works by Molière (1892); various works by Alexandre Dumas (1894-1902), as well as several others including those in this collection comprising translations of French Court Memoires by various hands.
Uniformly bound in crushed half morocco with marbled boards and end papers. Gilt deco-rated spines with raised bands, top edges gilt, rough cut fore edges, tissue guarded colour frontispieces and photogravure illustrated plates. Each volume numbered 1065 from The Tour de France Edition limited of 1250. All volumes published 1902 by Hardy, Pratt & Company of Boston, USA. Height 21.5cms, depth 14.8cms and a total combined shelf coverage of some 42cms.
Externally some marks and light rubbing, sun fading to spines and returns, minor lost to gilding, wear to edges, light bumping to corners and browning to fore edges. Internally some splits contained to the inner hinges, tightly bound and generally clean and bright save for light age toning to the extremities. Sporadic light foxing. Partial interior damp staining to volume I of the Memoirs of Marquis D’Argenson.
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Internal Ref: 3498


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Edwardian.


Height = 21.5 cm (8.5")
Width = 42 cm (16.5")
Depth = 14.8 cm (5.8")

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