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New Editions: Ward, Lock & Bowden/Ward, Lock & Co, 1895 - c1900. Brief biographical introduction in first volume. All volumes have a frontispiece: some have other illustrations in text. Twelve volumes on original fine-ribbed red cloth, with twig-and-leaf decorations and lettering in gilt. Cloth lightly sunned on spine, light scuffing, one volume rubbed at foot of spine, bookplates in six volumes, otherwise a clean, tight set, good to very good. Henry was the younger brother of novelist Charles Kingsley. His early and most successful novels reflect his globetrotting experiences (particularly in Australia); his later novels tend to show the effects of his advancing alcoholism. He died, aged only 46, in 1876. This is a mixed but complete set of the Ward Lock issue: six volumes are dated (Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1895-96), and six are from a slightly later undated reprint (Ward, Lock & Co, c1900). The binding is the same, but the later volumes have slightly smaller casings, and the cloth is slightly darker red. The earlier volumes are largely unopened/unread; the later volumes have bookplates. A heavy set which will require additional postage. I can offer competitive rates for delivery by courier.
Title: The Works of Henry Kingsley (1895-6). [The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn; Ravenshoe; The Hillyars and the Burtons; Silcote of Silcotes; Stretton; Austin Elliot & The Harveys; Mademoiselle Mathilde; Old Margaret and Other Stories; Valentin & Number Seventeen; Oakshott Castle & The Grange Garden; Reginald Hetheridge & Leighton Court; The Boy in Grey and Other Stories]
Categories: Sets, Collections,
Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900
Book Condition: Good
kg: 0.75 kg
Seller ID: 84016