Description: i) The History of David Grieve. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1892, 3 volumes, 8vo (189 x 125mm.), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Florence Mary O’Brien | from her loving cousin, | the writer. | Jan 22. 1892.”) on preliminary blank, preliminary blanks and half-titles as called for in Sadleir, original dark red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in blind on upper cover [Sadleir 3288; Wolff 7017], slight browning to endpapers, volumes slightly skewed, head and foot of spine slightly bumped; ii) Sir George Tressady. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1896, 2 volumes, 8vo (190 x 118mm.), PRIVATE FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To Lord + Lady Wolseley | with the writer’s | kindest remembrances. | Oct. 1896.”) on front free endpaper, preliminary blanks and half-titles as called for in Sadleir, 4pp. publisher’s advertisements at end of volume two, original apple-green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on upper cover [Sadleir 3294; Wolff 7025], ‘double prelims.’ noted by Sadleir not present, bookplates, spotting and browning to endpapers, bindings slightly bumped at extremities (5)
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Provenance: ii) Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833–1913), bookplate and authorial inscription
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