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Published by Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, Denver Colorado 1993 first editions. 7.5" x 10.8" each of seven remaining final copies of these rare volumes for collectors of Victorian literature. Volume I (85786) George Routledge. It is no surprise that the first volume in this set of multivolume works is devoted to George Routledge, a prolific publisher whose 'Railway' series alone ran to 1,277 titles. 32 full colour illus. See Kate Greenaway's Almanac for 1884, The Old Mare's Foal, Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities, My Official Wife by Colonel Richard Henry Savage, Soapey Sponge's Sporting Tour, The 'Bab' Ballads by W.S. Gilbert, The Tower of London by W. H. Aimsworth from the colour plates. Vol. I, 557pp. Volume II is not available. Volume III is not available. Volume IV (85788) Frederick Warne & Co. and Sampson Loe & Co. Colour plates include The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling, Wee Willie Winkie, The Trumpet-Major, Two Shillings for Dred by Mrs H. B. Stowe, Lorna Doone, A Fair Barbarian, Little Women. 469pp. 32 pages of colour plates. Volume V (85789) McMillan & Co. and Smith, Elder & Co. of 65 Cornhill. They had great luck with Jane Eyre in 1847. Smith Elder published notable authors such as Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Trollope, Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell. 32 pages of colour plates, 326pp. Volume VI (85790) Longmans, Green & Co., C. H. Clarke, John Maxwell & Co., Tinsley Bros. 32 pages of colour plates include Edward Bulwer Lytton's Cardinal Richelieu, Lady Audley's Secret and H. Rider Haggard's Maiwa's Revenge. 414pp. Volume VII (85791) F. V. White & Co., Cassell & Co., William Blackwood & Son, Vizetelly & Co. The Boulevard Novels, Capital Stories, celebrated sensational novels, popular French novels, Sixpenny series, Shilling series and Pocket Editions, Cassell's National and Railway Libraries etc. 40 pages of colour plates, 463pp. Volume VIII (85792) Simpkin, Marshall & Co., J. W. Arrowsmith, Richard Bentley, Ward & Downey, James Blackwood, 24 pages in colour. Curious Family History, Hostages Fortune, A Central Afrikan Buster, The Mistletoe Bough, Katherine Regina and the Demoniac. 480pp. Volume IX (85793) David Bryce, Ingram, Cooke & Co., David Bogue, Henry Lea, Swann Sonnenschein & Co., J & C Brown & Co. Weary Foot Common, The Quadroon (2,850 copies), Greek Vases, Why Do We Smoke?, British Reptiles and Batrachians, The Education of the Imagination, Is Marriage A Failure?, Champion Handbook, The Saucy Jack, The Wandering Jew. Colour plates and listings of publications. 198pp. Sold individually. Were $150 each volume or $1050 for all 7. N.B. Bibliographical listings not stories.

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