Description: i) The Channings. London: Richard Bentley, 1862, 3 volumes, 8vo (202 x 140mm.), FIRST EDITION, original violet cloth, covers blocked in blind the spines lettered in gilt [Sadleir 3329, Wolff 7266], cloth slightly discoloured, wear at hinges; ii) Dene Hollow. A Novel. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1871, 3 volumes, 8vo (195 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION, 1p. of publisher's advertisements at end of volumes one and two, original dark green cloth blocked in blind and spines lettered in gilt with Chapman and Hall printed endpapers (Sadleir secondary binding) [Sadleir 3332], hinges weak; iii) Pomeroy Abbey. A Romance. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1878, 3 volumes, 8vo (190 x 140mm.), mixed copy with volumes two and three from the second edition, original green cloth gilt, recased with new endpapers; iv) Johnny Ludlow. Second Series. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1880, 3 volumes, 8vo (190 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION, original green cloth blocked in black and gilt [Sadleir 3341], recased with new endpapers, lacking advertisement leaf preceding title-page to volume one (12)
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where 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.
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Provenance: i) "Ellen Maria Bisch, December 1867", ownership inscriptions; Hugh Walpole, monogrammed "Brackenburn" book labels; Michael Sadleir, book-labels; ii) J.M. Moreland, ownership inscriptions
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