Description: i) From one Generation to Another. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1892, 2 volumes, half-titles, advertisement leaf at the end of volume 2, original pale sage-green cloth [Carter's Binding Variant A], blocked and lettered in black on upper covers, spine gilt, floral endpapers [Sadleir 1717; Wolff 4762], spines slightly faded, binding of volume 1 slightly loose, minor browning; ii) another copy, Carter's Binding Variant B in pea-green cloth, upper covers without ornaments; iii) The Slave of the Lamp. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1892, 2 volumes, half-titles, advertisements at the end of volume 2, original smooth pale greenish-blue cloth, blocked and lettered in black and gilt [Sadleir 1727; Wolff 4772], some minor spotting and edge-wear; iv) With Edged Tools. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1894, 3 volumes, half-titles, advertisements at the end of all volumes, original olive-brown ribbed cloth decorated in blind and lettered in black and gilt; FIRST EDITIONS, 8vo (9)
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