Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen.

By: Landor, Walter Savage.

Price: $375.00

Quantity: 1 available


London: Henry Colburn and James Duncan, 1826-1829. Five volumes, complete. Second edition, enlarged of volumes one and two, first editions of volumes 3,4,5. Original blue cloth, burgundy leather labels, gilt. Half-titles and errata leaves present where called for (Wise and Wheeler, 20, 21). Two pages of ads (H. and E. Sheffield, London) bound at the end of volume three suggest that these were bound no earlier than 1838. This is an original, though a remainder, binding. Leaves measure 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 iinches. The fourth volume carries the extra half-titles and titles. But it also carries two extra paper spine labels, tipped to signature NN, not called for by Wise and Wheeler. John Carter (Binding Variants, 1932, p.125) notes that the remainder binding for this set, with "....Sheffield's remainder catalogue.....can hardly be earlier than the late thirties, at a conservative estimate" The binding he cited was "drab diaper cloth, fore-edges trimmed," gilt lettered, blind-stamped (Binding Variants, plate XI). The extra paper labels read differently than the ones on the primary binding in Carter's plate XI; they read "(bold rule) / (rule) / Imaginary / Conversations / of / Literary Men / and / Statesmen / (squiggle rule) / (rule) / (bold rule). A little rubbing, some stray marks, with a little light foxing. A Very Good set.

Title: Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen.

Author Name: Landor, Walter Savage.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: landor,waltersavage.375london:henrycolburnandjam