London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889-1890. Six vols., 8vo., [xx], -306, [2 ads]; vi, -287; viii, -293; vi, -294, [2 ads]; vi, -290, [6 ads]; v, -, [6 ads] pp., 10 b&w plates including 6 frontis portraits and a facsimile of the manuscript for “May’s Love.” Modern half burnt-sienna morocco and marbled paper boards, backstrip with five raised bands, lettering and tooled decorations in gilt. Like new. A beautiful set, illustrated with portraits of the author throughout her life, and places she lived, including her final resting place. With a prefatory note by Robert Browning. Barnes, E169. (Inventory #: 108428)
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