Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: A revised American edition of the Readers Handbook.

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Complete 8-volume set. Pebbled leather boards offset to the corners, with a 1.5" vertical stripe parallel to the spine, matching the dark brown corners. Bright, clean gilt title to front board and to all edges. Bright gilt titles & motifs to spine along with four raised bands. All boards and hinges are solid and tight. Pearl white linen end papers and pastedowns. The interior of all eight volumes is immaculate, clean, crisp and appear unread. Lavishly illustrated with photogravures, etchings, wood engravings and typogravures, all protected with the original tissue guards. Laid in two of the volumes is a sheet entitled, "Hints from a Famous Binder", which instructs one on how to treat and care for fine books, which this set certainly qualifies as. Each volume is 9" x 12" (4to) and weights on average 5lbs. Shipping will be determined by destination and method. Vol. 1 - slight discolouration at the head of the spine & rubbed at the extremities. Vol. 2 - slight discolouration at the head of the spine & rubbed at the extremities. Vol. 3 - lightly rubbed at the extremities and a two & one quarter inch hair-thin line to the top right corner of the front board, the title is unaffected. Vol. 4 - slightest rubbing to spine and corners. Vol. 5 - rubbed at extremities. Rear board fore-edge rubbed and chipped. Tiny spot of discolouration to gilt at top front edge. Vol. 6 - lightly rubbed at the extremities. Vol. 7 - very lightly rubbed at the extremities. Vol. 8 - lightly rubbed at the extremities, small "ding" to the fore-edge of the front & rear board, small rubbed patch to the bottom right corner of the front board. Size: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall