Lewis Carroll. Sylvie and Bruno Books, Beautifully Bound as a Matching Two-Volume Set, including: Sylvie and Bruno. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. First edition. Small octavo. xxi, 400 pages. [And:] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. First edition. Small octavo. xxxi, 423 pages. Both volumes are illustrated by Harry Furniss, and each volume has an Index.

    Both volumes beautifully rebound by Bayntun of Bath in full red morocco. Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, each front cover set with a character from the book fashioned out of multicolored leather onlays, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The original cloth covers and spine of Sylvie and Bruno Concluded are bound into the rear of the second volume. The second volume has been overopened, but the binding is still sturdy. Very minimal rubbing at extremities of both volumes. Oval gilt-stamped leather bookplate of noted collector and philanthropist Estelle Doheny is affixed to front pastedown of each volume. Fine.

    A stunning leather-bound set of Carroll's last novels.

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