London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1899-1900. [Literature] THE BIOGRAPHICAL EDITION, FINELY BOUND. Thirteen volumes, octavo (21 x 15 x 56cm). Each volume illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous other plates and in-text illustrations. Smartly bound in contemporary dark red half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles and rules to spines, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Textblocks clean, with just some light toning to the untrimmed edges, some pages unopened. Jarrold and Sons of Norwich booksellers ticket to each volume. Binding lightly handled and marked. A well produced set of works in a nicely aged period binding. Very good. Item #52840
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