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Lot 120: MEREDITH, GEORGE. FIVE WORKS IN 14 VOLUMES, 1859-1880 (14 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: i) The Ordeal of Richard Feverel. A History of Father and Son. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859, 3 volumes, original dark sage-green ripple cloth (Carter's Binding Variant A), covers decorated with ornament in blind, spines lettered in gilt, Mudie's and Forbes & Bennett's Circulating Library stickers attached to upper covers, bookplate of Walter Hirst in volume 1, remains of bookplate in volume 3, some slight foxing, minor marking and discoloration to covers; ii) Lord Ormont and his Aminta. London: Chapman and Hall, 1894, 3 volumes, half-titles, original olive-green morocco cloth, regular issue with cut edges; some offsetting, some slight wear to edges and joints; [with:] another copy, book-label of F.M. Stark, occasional spotting, spines bumped at head and foot; iii) One of our Conquerors. London: Chapman and Hall, 1891, 3 volumes, original royal-blue coarse morocco cloth decorated in black, spines gilt (conforming to Sadleir's copy IV, with panel of Meredith's works printed on verso of front fly-leaf), pale yellow endpapers, hinges of volume 2 starting, slight darkening to spines; iv) The Tragic Comedians. London: Chapman & Hall, 1880, 2 volumes, original dark sage-green diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black end papers, occasional slight spotting, hinges splitting; FIRST EDITIONS, 8vo (14)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: i) Walter Hirst, bookplate; iii) F.M. Stark, book-label 

Literature: Sadleir 1701, 1699b, 1700c, 1705

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