London: Geoffrey Cumberlege for Oxford University Press, 1948-54. Crown 8vo. 11 volumes, set. Firsts thus. First published between 1864 and 1880. Original brown buckram, gilt. Issued in powder blue slipcases in two volumes, except for The Duke's Children. With illustrations by Lynton Lamb, T.L.B. Huskinson, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Hector Whistler and Charles Mozley. Only Phineas Finn and The Eustace Diamonds have their slipcases. The slipcase for The Eustace Diamonds has a puncture to the back (not affecting the books). Can You Forgive Her? and Phineas Redux have no d/ws. The d/ws on Phineas Finn are chipped at the spine ends. All d/ws are a bit rubbed. Near fine in at least very good + d/ws (where applicable). Item #4696
Can You Forgive Her? (1948), preface by Edward Marsh, illustrations by Lynton Lamb. Phineas Finn (1949), preface by Sir Shane Leslie, illustrations by T.L.B. Huskinson. The Eustace Diamonds (1950), preface by Michael Sadleir, illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Phineas Redux (1951), preface by R.W. Chapman, illustrations by T.L.B. Huskinson. The Prime Minister (1952), preface by L.S. Amery, illustrations by Hector Whistler. The Duke's Children (1954), preface by Chauncey B. Tinker, illustrations by Charles Mozley. An authoritative text, clearly printed and benefiting from the sympathetic illustrations.
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