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    Oliver Wendell Holmes. Fifteen Volumes of the Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Comprised of Two Uniformly Bound Sets.

    This lot contains two sets of books, uniformly bound in gilt-stamped red morocco. The two sets are: The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes - The Artists' Edition, In Thirteen Volumes. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [n.d. 1891-1892]. This edition limited to 750 sets, of which this is number 53. Thirteen octavo volumes, complete. Illustrated with steel portraits and photogravures. [and:] John T. Morse, Jr. Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes - The Artists' Edition, In Two Volumes. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [n.d., 1896]. This edition limited to 750 sets, of which this is number 53. Two octavo volumes, complete. Illustrated with photogravures. All books bound by the Riverside Press in full red morocco, with gilt lettering and gilt floral decorations to spines and to boards. Gilt fillets, turn-ins, and previous owner's monogram in gilt on front doublures. Top edges gilt. Horizontal-ribbed red silk endpapers. Some sheets unopened. Light wear along edges, most noticeably to spine ends. One or two cracked hinges. Bookplates (some of which have had a second bookplate pasted over the first one); some offsetting to adjacent pages. Tight and bright. Overall, a very good set.


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    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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