6 December 2013
FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754). The Complete Works. New York: Printed for Subscribers only by Croscup and Sterling, 1902.
16 volumes, 8o (225 x 152 mm). Ornamental titles, general titles printed in red and blue; engraved frontispieces in three states (on Japanese vellum, color-printed or hand-colored and signed in pencil, and on mounted China paper). Approximately 90 engraved plates in two states (some on Japanese vellum, color-printed, or hand-colored and signed in pencil), lettered tissue guards. Contemporary red morocco, covers decorated to a different pattern with triple gilt fillet borders enclosing stylized water lily design, ivory and green morocco onlays, spines gilt in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, turn-ins gilt, green morocco doublures gilt with ivory and red morocco onlays, green watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Provenance: Gerald P. Nye (bookplates).
LIMITED EDITION, the "Sir Robert Walpole" copy of 20 named and registered copies of the "Edition de Bibliophile" printed on Japanese vellum. (16)
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