SYMONDS, John Addington. [Works], London: [various publishers], 1873-1906.
22 volumes. 8° and 4°. Some titles printed in red and black, engraved and half tone plates, a few hand-coloured. Uniformly-bound in blue half morocco gilt by Bumpus (joints rubbed or spitting), art nouveau-style gilt-stamped floral design in compartments of spines, top edges gilt. Bookplate of Ernest Ridley Debenham.
The set comprises Studies of the Greek Poets (1873-76, First and Second Series in 2 vols.), Sketches in Italy and Greece (1874), Renaissance in Italy (1875-86, 7 vols.), The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella ... translated ... by ... Symonds (1878, half title inscribed "From the translator"), Sketches and Studies in Italy (1879), Italian Byways (1883), The Life of Benvenuto Cellini (1888, 2 vols., limited to 750 copies), The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi (London, 1890, 2 vols., limited to 780 copies) In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays (1893), The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1893, 2 vols.), Walt Whitman. A Study (1893) and An Introduction to the Study of Dante (1906, fourth edition). (15)