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    [N[orman]. M. Penzler, editor, C. H. Tawney, translator]. Somadeva. The Ocean of Story. Being Charles Henry Tawney's Translation of Katha Sarit Sagara. London: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only by Chas. J. Sawyer, 1924. First Penzler edition, expanded with explanatory notes, of Tawney's original 1880 English translation, specially-bound issue, limited to ten sets for Their Highnesses the Reigning Princes of India, of which this is number three, and signed by the binder. Ten large octavo volumes. Publisher's full gold levant morocco by Zaehnsdorf, ruled and decoratively stamped in blind with snake-skin pattern with central Hindu goddess device to front board, gilt-lettered red morocco labels affixed to spines; all edges gilt; turn-ins, silk endpapers; original marbled-paper slipcases. Spine ends bruised, with some wear extending to labels, worst on second volume. Slipcases generally lightly worn, with varying degrees of fading to top faces, paper lacking from three spine panels. A very good, or better, set with a stunning appearance. From the library of Sylvester Stallone.

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