Warner, George, Universal Classic Manuscripts, 1900, 2 Vol., Good, Signed

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Universal Classic Manuscripts: facsimiles from originals in the Department of Manuscripst, British Museum, of Royal, Historica and Diplomatic Documents, Letters and Autographs of Kings, Queens, Princes, Statesmen, Generals, Authors, etc., with escriptions, editorial notes, references and translations by 
Warner, George F., Walter Dunne, c. 1900, Good


Extremely scarce in the trade, there being currently only a single additional copy of the two-volume set available on-line. Date of publication not stated, but c. 1900 and an early printing (Copy #24 of the Limited Edition). Overall Good, structurally sound condition but with extensive spotting to, discoloration of blue cloth covers. Remarkably bright and clean of interior but for previous owner's inscription at first free endpaper to both volumes and scattered markings of and light soiling to endpapers. Scratchings to, discoloration of edges, bumping to spine heads and feet, rubbing to gilt lettering of spine, but gilt lettering of blocked title to both covers still quite sharp and distinct. Previous owner's inscription. Folio format, measuring 11 3/4" x 18" in width and height, respectively, and massively heavy. SIGNED by Editorial Director Oliver H. Leigh at page of limitation, compiled by George F. Warner, and with special Introduction by S.M. Hamilton. Full title page appears in Volume II only, but does not appear to be missing from Volume I, which is specially augmented by the color limitation page. Both volumes contain ~75 very large facsimiles. Extremely useful reference tool for the student or historian of historical figures and documents, providing facsimile pages of manuscripts authored and signed by, among many others, Henry V, Edward IV, Henry VII, Queen Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII, Albrecht Durer, Erasmus, Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen Mary I, Lady Jane Grey, John Knox, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spenser Francis Bacon, John Donne, Ben Jonson, Richarmwell John Milton, Christopehr Wren, Isaac Newton, and Queen Marry II and then with pages spelled out in type-script for ease of reading and comprehension and with biographical and historical information about each author.