This is a beautiful set of 14 Imperial Edition limited to 1000 copies for England and America, This set is numbered 509. Uniformly bound in threequarters red morocco, marble boards, and endpapers; five raised bands and gilt decoration to spine; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed.
The set consists of:
Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson I & II
Mrs. Siddons I & II
Beau Brummel – Captain Jesse I & II
The Sheridans – Fitzgerald I & II
Lord Chesterfield – Ernst I & II
Count De Grammont
Contents of all volumes are clean and bright with tissue-protected colored frontispiece. This is a very nice set. With a brief biographical preface by the editor. Pages are bright and generally clean throughout.
The DeLuxe edition was published by The Grolier Society of London. Printed on paper with the watermark of The Grolier society. This text is undated, dated from Copac.
The Grolier Club is the oldest existing bibliophilic club in North America, founded in January 1884.
Note: Due To the Item’s Excessive Weight, the Collection Will Ship In Two Packages.
PERIOD: 1900 – 1909
ITEM TYPE: Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
CONDITION: Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
CONDITION NOTES: Of this set of 14 volumes, there are 4 that have, what appears to be, water damage. Barely noticeable from the spine, there 4 volumes that have discoloration and damage to the marble board. See pictures for details.