(London: Chiswick Press for Longmans, Green and Co., 1901-02). 292 x 210 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). Eight volumes. ONE OF 300 SETS for sale (of a total edition of 315).
Original linen-backed paper boards, printed paper labels on spines, edges untrimmed and MOSTLY UNOPENED. One volume with engraved map frontispiece. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Additional paper title label tipped in at the front of each volume. Walsdorf 84. Some corners a little bumped, spines sunned to a soft gray, most of the cover surfaces faintly discolored from glue used in binding (a few covers slightly soiled), inevitable faint toning and isolated foxing to front free endpapers, otherwise a very fine copy, the original insubstantially made bindings quite sturdy, scarcely worn, and generally pleasing, and VIRTUALLY PRISTINE INTERNALLY (all but a half dozen gatherings having never been opened), with no signs of use.
In the Golden type designed and intended for use at the Kelmscott Press, this set shares a direct bloodline in terms of binding, design, and typeface with its famous Hammersmith relatives. Of special importance, the hand-made paper used here is also identical to that used at the Kelmscott Press, being made of the same materials at the same mill using the same moulds. These eight volumes are frequently sold individually, and one cannot easily find complete sets in satisfying condition. (CMH1805)
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PJP Catalog: IKPD21.009