New York: H.M. Caldwell Company, n.d. Hardcover. Three volumes (complete), octavo size, approx. 2230 total pp. Very good +. Item #23111201
Three volumes with an forlorn, almost eerie cover design depicting the "wandering Jew" holding a long staff, outlined in white against a backdrop of green cloth and a section in gilt, with falling oak leaves against both. While not signed, the cover design by the DD (Decorative Designers) firm, per noted collected John A. Lehner.
While a few individual volumes of this design are online, currently we see no complete sets with this cover design.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full green cloth with design as described above on all three volumes, spine with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges uncut, each volume with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, each volume with an additional five illustrations throughout, title pages in red and black; octavo size (8 1/2" by 5 3/4"), pagination: Vol. I, Part I, 365 pp. and Part II, 375 pp.; Vol. II, Part I, 373 pp. and Part II, 373 pp.; Vol. III, Part I, 379 pp. and Part II, 372 pp.
___CONDITION: Overall the set is better than very good, with clean boards, the gilt on the front bright and unrubbed, the interiors clean and bright, and the sole prior owner markings we see being a lightly stamped name and address on the front pastedown of each volume; light overall wear mostly at the joints, corners, head and tail of the spines.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an unusually heavy set and additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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