This delightful set contains 8 single volume books and 10 two volume books, 28 books in all.
All the books are Edition de Luxe, which means that they are part of a luxury, limited and rare printing of 1000 books.
The books contain a collection of characterisations of 18th Century Notables, each by a different author.
Books included are:
Count De Grammont x 1 Volume 448 pages
Lady Blessing ton x1 volume 445 pages
Fanny Burney x 1 Volume 428 pages
Mary Wortley Montagu x 1 Volume 334 pages
Mrs Mary Robinson x 1 Volume 336 pages
Nell Gwyn x 1 Volume 305 pages
Horace Walpole x 1 Volume 327 pages
Beau Nash x 1 Volume 312 pages
Mrs Sarah Siddons x 2 Volume Set 326 pages and 381 pages
Peg Woffington x 2 Volume Set 301 pages and 312 pages
Colley Cibber x 2 Volume 400 pages 397 pages
Lord Chesterfield x 2 Volume Set 343 pages and 354 pages
The Sheridans x 2 Volume Set 437 pages and 481 pages
Captain Gronow x 2 Volume Set 409 pages and 388 pages
Laurence Sterne x 2 Volume Set 313 pages and 333 pages
Beau Brummell x 2 Volume Set 369 pages and 358 pages
Mrs Jordan x 2 Volume Set 333 pages and 332 pages
Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson x 2 Volume Set 318 pages and 315 pages
All the books in the collection are in similar condition. Taking into account the time since publication, the books are in very good condition. The books have half leather, half cloth board covers, the cloth part of the covers has some fading to them and the occasional white spotting marks as well. There is some very light bumping to the corners of the cover and also some bumping to the head and tail of the spines. The books have pretty gold gilted leather spines, which do have some scuffing and bumping marks, but overall the spines are in very good shape. The cut pages within have gold edging on the top edge, there is a small amount of soiling on the page edges, and a very small amount of soiling and foxing marks on the actual pages, but overall the pages are clean, bright and are in very good condition. The binding for all the books is tight, overall a very nice collection of books, which would look great on any bookshelf.
There will be a courier delivery price of £17 for this collection due to the amount of books in the collection.