",AUTHOR'S EDITION, 13 OF 20 VOLS. Limited 835/1000. Each of the 13 volumes are signed by Hubbard and numbered.Three-quarters bound in slight tonal variations of brown morocco with exquisite arts and crafts style tooling to the leather; spines have additional gilt tooling and crisp raised bands.Eight volumes have sage paper covered boards with hints of green to the morocco binding; five volumes have beige paper covered boards with a darker hue of morocco. Interior is clean with stunning letter pressed illuminations and motifs, as wells as engravings and photogravures.Volumes have very slight wear to extremities and spine ends,occasional tiny chips on spines.Tops of boards have very light sun fading.
Lippincott, 1902. First edition. Red cloth, quite bright, with black, yellow, and white illustration to front, also white titles. No titles or decoration to spine, only two black bands. Black scuff-mark to back board. Light rubbing only to ends of spine and to corners. Previous owner's name on FFEP and vendor's stamp on rear pastedown. Sturdy, square, and sound.
No additional printings indicated. Green cloth boards with gilt and black decoration. Board surfaces, edges, corners, and ends of spine rubbed; corners are rubbed to board.
Printed for R. Sare, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, and J. Hindmarsh. First L'Estrange edition, 1692. Beautifully rebound 4to; half-bound leather and mahogany cloth. 5 raised bands to spine. Gilt titles in a red compartment to spine. The Life of Aesop includes detailed full-page engraving of Aesop & animals. 1/4 inch tear on FABLES title page, near bottom. Some foxing & staining on edges.
Limited 248/260. 8vo, Volumes II/III/IV ONLY. Full bound in red cloth with black titling on paper label on spine and deckled text block with a gilt top edge. Each volume contains all the exquisite hand colored plates by George Cruikshank, the plates are clean, vivid and bright with tissue guards still intact. Plates are truly stunning, look as new, in vol.4 plate facing p.128 has top page tip lightly creased, blank verso of plate p.224 has a faint fingerprint. Extremities and spine ends lightly worn, very light rubbing to spots on boards, chipping and wear to paper labels. Edges of text block are toned,as are endpapers, and light soiling to top corner. Previous owner's name in pen on all FFEP.