Lot 7
  • 7

Irving, Washington

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2,500 - 3,000 USD
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Description

  • The Works. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895–97
  • leather, ink,paper
40 volumes, 8vo (8 x 5 1/8 in.; 203 x 130 mm, uncut). Title-pages printed in red and black, numerous plates with tissue-guards lettered in red. Half brown morocco, spines gilt-lettered, marbled covers, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers; some rubbings a few spine-ends rubbed, spines some spines faded.

Catalogue Note

The Author's Autograph Edition, number 347 of 500 sets, containing a page of original manuscript by Irving and an autograph note signed, both tipped in to volume one of The Alhambra.  The manuscript leaf is page 216 of The Alhambra manuscript, with several deletions and corrections in ink. In the autograph note, signed "Washington Irving" and dated "Tuesday May 1," the author regrets not being able to accept an invitation as he is dining with "Mr. Murray".

With one folding map and two folding charts, each in a gilt-lettered sleeve.

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