May 12, 2011 - Sale 2247

Sale 2247 - Lot 202

Price Realized: $ 510
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(BINDING--RIVIERE.) Drinkwater, John; editor. The Outline of Literature. Numerous plates. 3 volumes bound in 6. 4to, contemporary brown morocco gilt by Riviere & Son with strapwork border and centerpiece of wreath enclosing burning oil lamp on covers, spines in 6 compartments, lettered in 3 with open book ornament in the rest, green levant doublures with oil lamp device above 3 facsimile signatures of famous authors (with a different group on each doublure), green silk endleaves, most with silk partly loosened from backing, and with remnant of paper label on front endleaves, joints rubbed; few leaves loose, one leaf (pages 703-04) torn out of Volume 5; morocco-edged board slipcases. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1924)

Additional Details

This set was once extra-illustrated with 100 autograph letters and documents and 200 author portraits; all the autograph items and most of the extra portraits have been removed. sold as is.