Lot 287 of 429:
Complete Writings of Charles Dudley Warner  

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$300 - $500

Title:
The Complete Writings - Autograph Edition

Author:
Warner, Charles Dudley

Place:
Hartford, Conn.

Publisher:
American Publishing Company

Date:
1904

Description:

15 volumes. 61 mounted photogravure illustrations on India paper, and an additional illuminated title page. Several of the illustrations signed by the artist in pencil including Dan Beard, Alice Barber Stephens, Peter Newell, etc. (8vo), original rust colored cloth with paper spine labels, top edges gilt. No. 59 of 612 sets of the Autograph Edition.

Signed By editor Thomas R. Lounsbury, at the limitation of Volume 1, and with original manuscript page bound in at the front of Volume 1, as issued. Best known today perhaps as the collaborator with Mark Twain on the pointed American political satire "The Gilded Age", Warner was a popular essayist, novelist, and travel writer who in his capacity as owner and editor of the Hartford Courier and later Harper's New Monthly Magazine, became one of the most important literary tastemakers in late 19th century America.


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Condition:
Light wear to bindings with some rubbing to extremities, darkening to spine labels with some loss to label of vol. X, vol. I hinge starting, in all, a solid set; very good.


 
Item number:
285300a
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