Macmillan. 1930 - 1933. 1st editions. 4 volumes being Rogue Herries, Judith Paris, The Fortress and Vanessa. All 4 VOLUMES in matching full red leather morocco bindings. Gilt titles and scrolling to front cover and spine. Gilt top edge block. Maps to endpapers and fold-out Herries family tree to all volumes. All in very good condition at least. Some minor wear to head/tail of spine and corners. The red morocco has faded to a salmon pink to front and back boards and to a light brown on spines. All tightly bound and square. No inscriptions or previous owners' names. Internally bright, clean and free from foxing. A handsome set.
Rogue Herries, Sept 1932 - being the 4th impression. 736pp.
Judith Paris, Oct 1931 - being the 2nd impression. 757pp.
The Fortress, Sept 1932 - being the 3rd impression. 811pp.
Vanessa, 1933 - being the 1st impression. 851pp.
Beginning in the early 18th century with Rogue Herries, the chronicle continues with Judith Paris, The Fortress and Vanessa up to Walpole’s present day in the early 1930s. The 3,000 pages of the four volumes seethe with drama, intense passions, hatreds, feuds and disasters, as the lives of the descendants of Francis Herries, the original Rogue who sold his mistress at Keswick fair, play out against an authentic Cumberland historical background.