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  1. First Stockdale edition and the first edition to be illustrated by Thomas Stothard, 2 volumes; large 8vo; 14 engraved plates after Thomas Stothard by Medland, author portrait prior to the Life of Defoe, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, boards with wide border of gilt fillets and roll tools, spine compartments with floral design made up of pointillé tools, green morocco title labels and volume numbers directly lettered, gilt turn-ins and edges, title-page and frontispiece to vol. I with small burn repair to each in outer margin, occasional spotting or light browning, without the list of subscribers, board edges lightly rubbed, a few minor ink spots on covers of vol. I, otherwise a very good set; 389; 456pp.

    £3,800
  2. Atlantic edition, 28 volumes, 8vo., limited to 1050 sets for the U. S. A.), signed by the author, photogravure frontispiece to each volume, modern burgundy half-morocco gilt, original spine labels tipped-in at rear, a complete and very handsome set.

    £5,500
  3. 18mo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of Jeanne d'Arc and 18 engraved plates (the so-called 'suite anglaise' by Marillier), tissue guards; mild foxing scattered throughout, ink ownership stamp 'Charron' on blank recto of frontispiece, contemporary blue silk endpapers. Contemporary red morocco, gilt fillet borders to covers, spine with gilt decorative compartments, gilt edges; slightly marked and rubbed with superficial wear to head of spine and one corner.

    £2,200
  4. Large paper copy. 4 volumes, 4to. (30 x 24 cm), engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved vignettes and initials, contemporary English red morocco, covers with wide, gilt borders of dotted lines, rolls, and foliate designs interspersed with crowns, spines extra gilt in six compartments, gilt outer edges, edges and dentelles, neat repairs to extremities, a very handsome set.

    £3,950
  5. Limited edition, 8vo, one of 350 copies. Translated by Walter Widmer; 5 coloured woodcuts by Felix Hoffmann; typography by Jan Tschichold. Original vellum, gilt. A lovely copy in the original orange card slipcase.

    £200
 

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