Maria Edgeworth Works 19 vol. leather set 1832-3 Baldwin Cradock splendid booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Complete and wonderful mid-19th century leather bound set, issued as 18 volumes, found here with a supplemental book in a uniform binding, creating a 19 vol. set.
Splendid condition, almost hard to believe preservation of leather spines. Marbled paper covers all slightly rubbed from companion books sliding past each other, during handling, otherwise set remains nearly as fresh and nice as issued.
Pairs of engraved plates at front retain original tissue guards, and display some light to moderate scattered age foxing due to paper used.
Overall text blocks fresh and clean, bindings with bright and attractive shelf appearance.
Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the beautiful set. Far nicer than typical for the type or era.
Volumes 1 - 18 each contain two engraved plates opposite each other, before the title page. Final supplemental volume contains one engraved plate facing the title page. Perhaps a unique set, rare thus.
Tales and Novels by Maria Edgeworth, in Eighteen Volumes.
1832-(50), London, Baldwin, and Cradock. [actually 19 volumes].
Vol. 1, Castle Rackrent; an Essay on Irish Bulls; an Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification, 1932.
Vol. 2, Moral Tales Vol. 1, Forester, The Prussian Vase, The Good Aunt, 1932.
Vol. 3, (same) " Vol. 2, Angelina, The Good French Governess, Mademoiselle Panache, The Knapsack, 1832.
Vol. 4, Popular Tales, Vol. 1, Lame Jervas, The Will, The Limerick Gloves, Out of Debt Out of Danger, The Lottery, Rosanna, 1832.
Vol. 5, Popular Tales, Vol. 2, Murad the Unlucky, The Manufacturers, The contrast, The Grateful Negro, To-Morrow, 1832.
Vol. 6, Tales of Fashionable Life, Vol. 1, Ennui, The Dun, 1832.
Vol. 7, Tales of ", Vol. 2, Manoeuvring, Almeria, 1832.
Vol. 8, Tales of ", Vol. 3, Vivian, 1832.
Vol. 9, Tales of ", Vol. 4, The Absentee, 1832.
Vol. 10, Tales of ", Vol 5, The Absentee (continued), Madame de Fleury, Emilie de Coulanges, & The Modern Griselda, 1833.
Vol. 11, Belinda, Vol. 1, 1833.
Vol. 12, Belinda, Vol. 2, 1833.
Vol. 13, Leonora, with Letters on Several Subjects, 1833.
Vol. 14, Patronage, Vol. 1, 1833.
Vol. 15, Patronage, Vol. 1, 1833.
Vol. 16, Conclusion of Patronage and Comic Dramas, 1833.
Vol. 17, Harrington; and Thoughts on Bores, 1833.
Vol. 18, Ormond, 1833.
Vol. 19, Helen, A Tale, 1850, Richard Bentley. (supplemental volume from a different publisher).
Books measure: 6 5/8" H X 4 1/2" W.
Set along shelf measures: 20 3/4".