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Transformation: Or, the Romance of Monte Beni Volume I Volume II New Italian Sketches Donovan: A Modern Englishman. Volume I Volume II Darkness And Dawn, or, Scenes In The Days Of Nero. An Historic Tale. Volume I Volume II Volume III

By Nathaniel Hawthorne; John Addington Symonds; Edna Lyall; F. W. Farrar.

1860-1891

Bernhard Tauchnitz : London

6.5" by 4.5"

xii, 292pp; vi, 280pp; 326pp; 344pp; 343pp; 287pp; 280pp; 278pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A selection of from the Tauchnitz 'Collection of British Authors' series.

This collection contains the following works: Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'Transformation: Or, the Romance of Monte Beni', complete in two volumes. This work was published simultaneously in America under the title 'The Marble Faun' (as seen on the title of this copy) and is the last of Hawthorne's four major romances. These volumes contain no illustrations and show no evidence of removal. A first edition copy of John Addington Symonds's 'New Italian Sketches'. This work contains selections from two earlier texts, 'Sketches and Studies in Italy' and 'Italian Byways', and provides a charming account and study of places for travellers in Italy. Edna Lyall's charming novel 'Donovan: A Modern Englishman', complete in two volumes. 'Edna Lyall' was the pseudonym for Ada Ellen Bayly, the renowned English novelist and early feminist who published eighteen incredibly popular novels and novellas between 1879 and 1902. Her works are renowned for their historical focus, and for her rather melodramatic plots and caricatured characters. Frederic William Farrar's 'Darkness and Dawn', complete in three volumes. This work of historical fiction recalls true events of Pagan and Christian history, and is clearly demonstrative of the author's Anglican faith. Indeed, beyond his fictional works, Farrar is best remembered as a cleric of the Church of England and the Archdeacon of Westminster from 1883 to 1894. Each work is a 'Copyright Edition'. These works is from the Tauchnitz 'Collection of British Authors' which started in 1842 and continued for almost a century. The collection eventually comprised of 5370 volumes. This collection is largely in a uniform full paper vellum binding, with beautiful and elaborate gilt detail to the boards and spine. 'New Italian Sketches' has been rebound in a half paper vellum binding with imitation green morocco over boards. This work however features the same gilt detail to the spine as the other volumes.

CONDITION

In a full paper vellum binding, with beautiful and elaborate gilt detail to the boards and spine. 'New Italian Sketches' rebound in a half paper vellum binding with imitation green morocco over boards. Externally excellent, with slight discolouration and marking to boards, as expected with paper vellum binding. Minor shelfwear to extremities and slight rubbing to spines. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to extremities but bright and clean, with the odd slight spot to the occasional page.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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