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In Sixteen Volumes, complete. Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1904. First printing of this collection, "The Elmwood Edition", this is the large paper version, one of 1,000 numbered copies of 1,020 printed. Original olive cloth, paper spine labels printed in red and black, original printed laid paper dust jackets. Series titles and titles printed in red and black, laid paper, illustrated, all edges uncut, largely unopened. With and autograph letter, signed, in a paper frame tipped to the obverse of the frontis in volume one, dated 68 Beacon Street, Boston, 21st Jan., 1886, to "My dear (Charles)Hodson", asking him to find and send copies of several of his addresses, as his publisher wishes to print a volume of them, and specifying several, including "the addresses at Taunton (Fielding), Birmingham (Democracy), Exeter Hall (Garfield)-- these appeared in 1887 in Houghton, Mifflin's "Democracy and Other Addresses". There are some personal sentences of greeting, and Lowell's itinerary for an up-coming voyage to England -- after his retirement he spent part of most winters in England -- and a plea for Hodson to find him lodging. Charles Hodson was Head Clerk at the U.S. Embassy in London for 28 years. He and Lowell became friends when Lowell was Ambassador to England. Three pages on one sheet, folded. Though not a rare set, it is a lovely example of quality book-making in the golden age of deluxe sets. This one is distinguished the sixteen jackets and its condition, overall Fine, with most volumes and their jackets essentially "as new". Volume 1 has some edge wear and edge toning to the jacket; V.3 with a square inch of jacket missing from the rear bottom edge.
Title: The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell. Edition de Luxe.
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