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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon [and] Bracebridge Hall; of The Humorists

By Washington Irving

1823

John Murray : London

7.5" by 5"

326pp; 341pp [1]; 336pp; 347pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A handsome four volume set featuring the Geoffrey Crayon series, written by the short story writer, Washington Irving.

This four volume set is comprised of two works, each complete in two volumes. This set features 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon', and the sequel 'Bracebridge Hall; of The Humorists'. Each being new editions. The work has been beautifully uniformly bound, with the binders stamp of Tyrrell's PYT, LTD Sydney to the reverse of the front endpaper of each volume. Both of these works were written by the American author Washington Irving, under the pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon. He reached international acclaim on the publication of his collection of short stories, 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon'. This collection of short stories featured two of his most successful works those being 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle'. The sequel followed suit and featured numerous short stories, and also well recieved, though failing to reach the high of success of 'The Sketch Book'. This delightful set showcases the literary talents of this important 19th century writer.

CONDITION

In a uniform full calf binding, with gilt and blindstamp detailing to the front and boards of each volume. Externally smart. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and also to the raised bands, and the spine label to volume I. With patches of rubbing also to the front and rear joints, and boards. Previous owners stamp to the front blank, and a binders stamp to the reverse of the front endpaper. Light spotting to the front and rear endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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