The Works of Booth Tarkington (The Autograph Edition--Complete in 12 Vols., Lettered, in Full Levant Morocco and Including a Tipped-In Manuscript Page)
signedfirst editionFull leather
1918·Garden City, NY
by Booth Tarkington
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1918. Full leather. Near Fine. A magnificent set, complete in 12 stated volumes. A lettered copy (letter F), within a larger limitation of 565 copies. This set is not only signed by Booth Tarkington at the limitation (as called for) but also includes an additional suite of color plates at the frontispieces. Lavishly bound by Strikeman of New York in a full, light-brown, crushed levant morocco, the panels with triple-gilt fillet borders, framing lovely oval bands of gilt floral design. Intricate gilt-tooling and gilt-design within the compartments. Doublures of navy-blue crushed levant, top-edges gilt. Each octavo volume uniformly crisp and bright, the set easily meriting a Near Fine and bordering on truly Fine. AND MOST SIGNIFICANTLY OF ALL, TIPPED-IN AT VOL. I (JUST OPPOSITE THE COPYRIGHT PAGE) IS AN ORGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT PAGE FROM "THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA". The page is clean and eminently legible and its inclusion makes this set "The Manuscript Edition" as well, the only one this bookseller has been able to locate.
(Inventory #: 16596)
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