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    [Washington Irving]; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Oliver Wendell Holmes. Eight Volumes of Classic Literature. Philadelphia and Boston: Various publishers, 1832-1861. First editions, some first printings. [Washington Irving]. The Alhambra. A series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First edition; with imprint misspelled "Philadelpha" in Volume II and leaves 21(3-4) present as blanks. Two volumes. 12mo in sixes. 234, [2, contents & blank], 16 (inserted publisher's catalog booklet); 236 pages. Original brown paper over boards backed in brown cloth, printed paper spine label. Corners bumped and rubbed, spines sunned, spine label toned and chipped, head and foot of spine pushed, rubbed and worn, soiled. Plain endpapers; somewhat foxed, two open tears to rear free endpaper. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges untrimmed; minor foxing, text block edges toned and somewhat worn. Housed together in brown cloth clamshell case backed in natural leather, spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands to spine, somewhat worn. Very good.

    [Together with]: Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Blithedale Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, & Fields, 1852. First American edition. [4, ads, April 1852], 288 pages. [Together with]: The Marble Faun. Or, the romance of Monte Beni. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860. First American Edition, first printing. Two volumes. 283, 16 (ads, March 1860); 284 pages. Small octavos. Uniformly bound in publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt. Corners just bumped, minor edgewear, head and foot of spine pushed and chipped with some losses, front joint starting, dampstaining to upper board of Blithedale. Bookplate to front pastedown, offsetting to endpapers. Internally generally clean, all edges trimmed; ink ownership to front blanks, minor soiling and dampstaining, text block edges toned with minor wear, Faun text block toned. Good to Very good.

    [And]: Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, & Co., 1858. First edition, first printing; with a period after the word "Company" in the imprint and vignette title page. Octavo. 373, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt. Corners just bumped, minor edgewear, head and foot of spine just pushed. Cream endpapers printed with publisher's ads. Internally generally clean, all edges trimmed; pages 59-62 and one plate loose but present, minor intermittent foxing, text block edges toned with minor wear, top edge darkened. Housed in blue cloth slipcase backed in navy morocco, spine lettered in gilt with five false raised bands, blue cloth chemise; minor edgewear. Very good or better.

    [And]: Oliver Wendell Holmes. Elsie Venner. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1861. First edition, presumed fourth printing. Two volumes. 288, 312, 16 (publisher's catalog, dated Feb 1861) pages. Small octavos. Uniformly bound in publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt. Rebacked with portion of original spine laid down, corners just bumped, minor edgewear, somewhat rubbed and soiled. Brown endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns, some soiling and offsetting, ink ownership to front free endpapers. Internally generally clean, all edges trimmed; somewhat shaken, pencil annotations throughout, minor intermittent soiling, text block toned in margins, minor wear to text block edges. Very good.

    BAL 7611, binding A; BAL 7621; BAL 8781, binding A; BAL 8801; BAL 10136, binding A


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