PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE, IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH HAYWARD ISHAM, PREPARED FOR THE PRESS BY GEOFFREY SCOTT AND NOW FIRST PRINTED. James Boswell.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE, IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH HAYWARD ISHAM, PREPARED FOR THE PRESS BY GEOFFREY SCOTT AND NOW FIRST PRINTED.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE, IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH HAYWARD ISHAM, PREPARED FOR THE PRESS BY GEOFFREY SCOTT AND NOW FIRST PRINTED.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE, IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH HAYWARD ISHAM, PREPARED FOR THE PRESS BY GEOFFREY SCOTT AND NOW FIRST PRINTED.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE, IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH HAYWARD ISHAM, PREPARED FOR THE PRESS BY GEOFFREY SCOTT AND NOW FIRST PRINTED.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE, IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH HAYWARD ISHAM, PREPARED FOR THE PRESS BY GEOFFREY SCOTT AND NOW FIRST PRINTED.

PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL FROM MALAHIDE CASTLE, IN THE COLLECTION OF RALPH HAYWARD ISHAM, PREPARED FOR THE PRESS BY GEOFFREY SCOTT AND NOW FIRST PRINTED.

Willliam Edwin Rudge, 1928-1934. first edition. 18 volumes, various sizes from large quarto (11 5/8" x 8 3/4") to folio, with the first four volumes being bound in red paper on boards, as are other copies of this title, tand with the rest in red buckram, all with paper spine titles. This copy is the penultimate one-- #569 of 570 copies, designed by Brude Rogers and printed by William Edwin Rudge. There are dozens of black and white illustrations and facsimiles. The 18 volumes are complete with slipcases in paper-covered cardboard, and are internally very clean. The backstrip of volume 2, which is one of the paper-covered volumnes, is partially split and should be laid down to its backing. The folio volume, #4 in the series, has a stain on the front board, and a two-inch section of the top of the slipcase lacking, shown in one of the photographs. There is a minor amount of shelf rubbing and mild sunning to the spines. The set was once the property of American author and Yale professor William Lyon Phelps (1865-1943) and descended through the Hubbard family into which Phelps married. Phelps seems to have read each volume. Each one has a pencilled date on the last page, (and in one a weather observation) starting with February 1940 in volume 1 and finishing in February 1942 in volume 18. His autograph appears in ink in volume 9. Phelps' engraved bookplate, designed by Wiliam Foster Hopson, is affixed in each volume. The bookplate, showing a library, has, as caption, "Here are God's conduits". Having been designed by Bruce Rogers and finely printed in widely spaced lines by Rudge, this may be the most readable Boswell ever. A beautiful set on fine paper. Item #7100

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