London and Edinbugh: Longman, Hurst, rees, Orme and Brown; A Constable and Co.; James Ballantyne & Co., 1812. Thirteenth Edition. G+ Condition leather-bound hardcover. Octavo in full tan calf with blind stamped designs, four raised bands and gilt ruling and text on spine; all edges marbled. Gilt ruling and extensive blind stamped motifs on boards, blind stamped dentelles; paste downs and fly leaves marbled. Some shelfwear; a bit bumped and rubbed at corners, along edges and at head and tail of spine. Leather at hinges cracking, front board detatched yet present. Previous owner's book plate on front paste down. First and last few pages a little foxed. Paper pliable and bright, binding solid. Wilkie Collection.
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Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1844. "Copyright Edition" VG- hardcover Sextodecimo half bound in black buckram and marbled papers, gilt text and ruling on spine, all edges flecked. Library rebinding. Some shelfwear; a bit rubbed along edges and at head and tail of spine. Scattered foxing. Interior clean, binding solid.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1936. FIRST EDITION. 8vo in red cloth boards, title on spine in gilt. No DJ. Inscribed in pencil on ffep to Ralph Richardson, famed and knighted British author, from his first wife, Kit. Also with Richardson's bookplate (as simply 'R R'), not attached. Light edgewear to boards, bottom fore corner lightly frayed, small areas of staining to rear board, chipping to cloth at ends of spine, cracking along hinges, agetoning to spine and top edge of boards. Light agetoning to textblock, pages have only very minor agetoning to edges. Notes in pen and pencil to page at rear. 313 pp. Consignment- WILKIE COLLECTION- Locked case 9/Rilke.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. First Edition. VG-/no DJs 3 small 12mos [4 3/8" x 7 1/4"] half bound in dark calf and marbled paper over boards. Gilt titles and designs on spine, blind stamping on leather near borders. Some shelfwear; bumped and rubbed at corners, along edges and at head and tail of spines. Leather on spines a bit scuffed in places. Now in mylar sleeves. Ad leaf has been pasted into the first volume after the title page. Half titles present in second and third volumes. Scattered foxing. Interiors clean, bindings solid. Shelved in case 8 1/2 [Oversized order. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] Photos available upon request.
Edinburgh and London: John Ballantyne and Co.; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, and William Miller, 1810. First. G+/no DJ Large Crown Quarto in full dark brown calf with gilt text in red title boxes on spine. Contemporary rebinding with additional endpapers and new endbands. 290 pp. Notes: cxxix. Frontispiece, title page, inscription, and argument page all present. Three of the four possible watermarks present [1807, 1809 and Balston 1810]. Evident shelfwear; boards rubbed and scuffed, corners a bit bumped, leather in excellent shape. Interior age toned with some foxing, scattered light pencil marginalia. Binding solid.