London, England: Various, 1787-1796. EARLY EDITIONS (Mixed Set). Hardcover. Octavos, 14 volumes, VG-; full leather acid washed boards: boards recased, with signs of repair to hinges and gutters of endpapers; six compartments (no panels) to spine, black title blocks age-toned green, gilt lettering to title blocks, gilt illustrations to three compartments, gilt motif to spine; gilt decorative single-ruled borders to edges of boards, board edges and turn-ins; brown and green marbled text-blocks: mild-to-moderate rubbing to backs, gilt lettering and gilt tooling somewhat affected yet legible/clear; mild rubbing/light scratching to most boards; mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; with slight chipping/material loss to most boards (see additional notes to each volume); mild wear/fading to text-blocks; labels from previous owner to front paste-downs; mild age-toning/light scattered foxing to interiors, text somewhat faded clear yet legible; thin moiré ribbons to interiors, Stanford University bookmarks to most volumes; each volume housed in its own VG- maroon slipcase; frontispieces to Vols. 1-12; Vols. 1-12 printed for T. Longman, et al.; VOL. 1 [LIFE OF JOHNSON; POEMS & PLAYS; sticker from previous bookseller to verso of ffep]; VOL. 2 [PHILOLOGICAL TRACTS, POLITICAL ESSAYS & MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS: corners of boards bumped more so than other volumes]; VOL. 3 [GREEK COMEDY, et cetera: small moderate scratch to front board, diagonal scratch to back board]; VOL. 4 [THE RAMBLER, PART 1]; VOL. 5 [THE RAMBLER, PART 2]; VOL. 6 [THE RAMBLER, PART 3: front board beginning to detach from hinge, mild soiling to top margin of title page and verso of ffep, small dark brown imperfection to front board; VOL. 7 [THE IDLER]; VOL. 8 [MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS, et cetera; small dark moderate scratches to front and back boards, small area of dark residue to back board]; VOL. 9 [LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS, PART 1]; VOL. 10 [LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS, PART 2: small spot of residue to front board]; VOL. 11 [LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS, PART 3]; VOL. 12 [LIVES OF EMINENT PERSONS, et cetera: dent and small dark scratches to back board]; VOL. 13 [DEBATES 1740-1741: part of an early edition of 13 volumes, pub. 1787, printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London: light scratches to front board; originally "VOL. XII" to title page, changed by previous owner in ink to "VOL. XIII"]; VOL. 14 [DEBATES 1741-1742: part of earlier edition of 13 volumes, pub. 1787 (same set as VOL. 13), printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London: originally "VOL. XIII" to title page, changed by previous owner in ink to "VOL. XIV"; shelved above oversized Art Books, end of aisle B. Dupont.
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