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Selected works of Charles Murray

By Charles Murray

1898 - 1902 - London - William Blackwood and Sons

9" by 6"; 522pp; 449pp; xii, 382pp; 469pp; vii, 430pp; 359pp


 

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A selection of works by and about Charles Murray.

The works are as follows:

The Prairie-Bird  (1902)
Hassan or The Child of the Pyramid an Egyptian Tale (1901)
The Honourable Sir Charles Murray A Memoir by the Right Honourable Herbert Maxwell (1898)
Travels in North America During the Years 1834, 1835 and 1836 Including a Summer Residence a month the Pawnee Tribe of Indians in the Remote Prairies of the Missouri and A Visit to Cuba and the Azore Islands (1900)
Selections from the Writings of Sir Charles Augustus Murray Collected and Edited by Edith Murray, two volumes (1900)

A frontispiece and four plates to A Memoir.

Frontispiece and one plate to volume I of Selections. Frontispiece to volume II of Selections.

Sir Charles Augustus Murray was a British author and diplomat. He spent years travelling across Europe and America from 1835 and 1838 including several months with a Pawnee tribe. Lots of these experiences are described in the travel book to this set Travels During North America. His novel The Prairie-Bird is based on his attempts to be the Secretary of the British Legation in the United States. He failed at securing this position and wrote about the events in his novel. 

CONDITION

In full cloth bindings with gilt stamping to the spines and front boards. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Damp staining to boards and spines of all volumes affecting the endpapers as well. Front hinge to Hassan is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to A Memoir is slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's inscription to verso of front endpaper to Memoir. Front hinge to volume I of Selections is slightly strained but firm and is the front hinge to volume II. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are bright with the odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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