New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1912.
12 Volumes. Magnificently bound by Monastery Hill Bindery (not signed) in full crushed maroon morocco, both covers elegantly tooled in flowing vine pattern terminally onlayed with stylized flower and petal designs in green and beige morocco, chiefly on front cover, but each back cover with similar, though less detailed design. As well, large mosquito with onlaid olive green wings, spines with six compartments, four of which containing similar onlaid floral designs, wide dentells with superb gilt designs on each four corners, with additional green blossoms, silk watered moire doublures and endsheets. This is the so-called "Manuscript Edition," originally 12 volumes. This set contains 10 volumes, but expanded to 12, in this Monastery Hill binding, with the addition of the O'Henry Bibliography and The Wind of Destiny (both 1916). This set does not contain the manuscript. A prodigious effort by Monastery Hill, probably executed circa 1916, and to our knowledge, one of the few sets of this size with their bindings. Overall very good condition, with some volumes showing wear at the joints along the spine, some browntoning internally on the acidic paper used for this edition. A rare offering indeed.
Price: $5,500.00 Item #4553