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Forster, The Arabian Nights, in Five Volumes.

[Arabian Nights] Forster, Edward / [Provenance: Daniel Callaghan of Lotabeg].

The Arabian Nights, in Five Volumes. [Including “The History of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp” / The History of Ali Baba and of the Forty Robbers, killed by one Slave” / etc.] Translated by The Reverend Edward Forster [based on the French version of Antoine Galland]. With [24] Engravings, from Pictures by Robert Smirke.

First Edition [Large Paper Quarto Edition]. Five Volumes (complete set with all engravings). London, Printed for William Miller, 1802. Quarto (21.5 cm x 27.5 cm). Volume I: LXI, (7), 385 pages with 5 copper-engravings including Errata-Leaf and “Directions for placing the Plates” for all four volumes / Volume: 432 pages with 5 copper-engravings / 405 pages with 5 copper-engravings / 461 pages with 5 copper-engravings / 474 pages with 5 copper-engravings. Hardcover / Original, early 19th century full leather with gilt lettering and date on lower spine [″London, 1802”]. Beautiful, richly ornamented master-bindings. All Volumes in strong, protective collector’s Mylar, which invites the reader/collector to use the work without fear of handling. Armorial Bookplates / ExLibris of Daniel Callaghan, Esquire of Lotabeg (MP for Cork City 1830-1849) to all five pastedowns (Motto: “Fidus et Audax”). Marbled endpapers a little dusty but beautiful. Volume 1, 2 and 5 with some weakening to the spine (slightly cracked), but holding and still firm overall. All plates present. As known and always found with this scarce edition, the original, titled tissue-guards all in place, have created stronger signs of foxing to the plates but in sharp contrast the text in all the five Volumes in bright and clean condition with only occasional faint staining. Endpapers with some minor browning. Very good+ condition overall with some rubbing and minor bumping to the Volumes but really only minor signs of external wear. Extremely sought after publication, not to be confused with the later, much more common Octavo Editions !

EUR 4.800,-- 

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Bulwer-Lytton, The Works of Bulwer-Lytton [Illustrated Wanamaker - Edition]

Bulwer-Lytton, [Edward George Earle Lytton].

The Works of Bulwer-Lytton [Illustrated Wanamaker – Edition]. Includes 1. My Novel (Three Volumes in 2) / 2. Paul Clifford together with “Tomlinsoniana or The Posthumous Writings of the Celebrated Augustus Tomlinson”/ 3. Ernest Maltravers / 4. Alice or The Mysteries [with the printed Dedication: “To the Great German People, A Race of Thinkers and of Critics; A Foreign but Familiar Audience, profound in Judgment, candid in Reproof, Generous in Appreciation, This work is dedicated by an English Author”] / 5. The Last of the Barons (Two Volumes in one) / 6. Pelham / 7. Eugene Aram / 9. Rienzi (Two Volumes in One) / 10. The Pilgrims of the Rhine / 11. The Coming Race / 12. What will he do with it ? (Two Volumes in One) / 13. The Caxtons / 14. Zicci / 15. The Haunted and the Haunters or The House and the Brain / 16. Devereux / Lucretia, or The Children of Night / 17. Night and Morning / 18. Leila or The Siege of Grenada / 19. Pausanias the Spartan / 20. Kenelm Chillingly / 21. Godolphin / 22. The Parisians / 23. A Strange Story / 24. Zanoni / 25. Harold – The Last of the Saxon Kings / 26. Falkland / 27. Calderon, the Courtier / 28. The Last Days of Pompeii (Two Volumes in One) / 29. The Disowned //

29 Volumes in 15 Volumes. Philadelphia / New York / Paris, John Wanamaker, no year [c. 1905-1910]. Octavo. 406, 464, 413, 501, 407, 446, 347, 371, 481, XXX, 452, 247, 261, 392, 482, 446, 358, 327, 473, XIV, 450, 528, 373, 545, XX, 333, 357, 350, 499, 424, 356, 356, 235, 482 pages. Fantastic, Original Hardcover in protective collector’s Mylar. Top edge gilt. Only one volume with some bumping to top edge. Otherwise this set is in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes upgrade to international shipping, insured, per courier (3-5 working days guaranteed delivery).

EUR 750,-- 

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