The Life and Letters of Washington Irving. By his Nephew, Pierre M. Irving

By: Irving, Pierre Munroe, 1803-1876

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BAL 10198. 4 vols. (Shelf size: 8 x 5") Vol.1 (1862): [5], 6-483 p., 16 p. undated publisher's catalog, frontis, plate facing p. 232; Vol. 2 (1862): [5], 6-492 p., frontis; Vol. 3 (1863): [5], 6-9, [2], 14-403 p., frontis.; Vol 4 (1864): [7], 8-450 p., frontis. Index: p. [413]-450. Sunnyside Edition. Green ripple cloth, blind stamped boards, gilt stamped spine with floral decoration surrounding title at top; publisher's device and "Sunnyside Edit." at bottom. Brown coated endpapers. All frontis. stipple engravings, vol. 1 plate facing p. 232 line engraving. Vol. 1 frontis. engraved by Henry Bryan Hall, 1808-1884, after 1805 Paris drawing by John Vanderlyn, 1775-1852, with facsim. 1808 inscription by Irving; plate engr. by John (or Johannes) de Mare, 1806-1889, after picture by John Wesley Jarvis, 1780-1840. Vol. 2 frontis. engr. not signed after picture by Gilbert Stuart Newton, 1794-1835. Vol. 3 frontis. engr. by H.B. Hall after bust by Robert Ball Hughes, 1806-1868. Vol. 4 frontis. engr. by Frederick W. Halpin, 1805-1880, after drawing by Charles Martin, 1820-1906.
  Text block edges darkened. Light foxing verso free endpapers and facing leaf. Frontis. and tissue guards variously foxed and offset, plate and tissue vol. 1 facing p. 232 more heavily. Variable offset and show-through in text. Signatures of former owners, "Harriet Stark" and "Charles Stark Newell" on half-title or fly leaf. All spines, vol. 3 more so, vol. 2 top 1/2 inch and vol. 3 top 1 inch front boards slightly faded, tops bumped. Small specks on boards, small ding on vol. 2 back board, vol. 3 front. Vol. 1 p. 165-168 improperly cut, with lower outer corner folded, resulting in overhang when unfolded. Vol. 4 with 3 inch tear in half-title, starting from lower gutter, 1 inch tear starting from top.

Title: The Life and Letters of Washington Irving. By his Nephew, Pierre M. Irving

Author Name: Irving, Pierre Munroe, 1803-1876

Illustrator: Stipple and Line Engravings

Categories: Authors and Writers,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York :, G. P Putnam,: 1862

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good+

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8" Tall

Seller ID: AC0025

Keywords: Engravings, H.B Hall, John De Mare, F. W. Halpin