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A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott by Louisa May Alcott - Hardcover - Signed - 1885-1890. - from Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 8753)

A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott

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A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott

by Alcott,Louisa May

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Boston. Roberts Brothers. 1885-1890. Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title panels with elaborate gilt and red fleurettes to spines.Decorative endsheets in green cloth, 2 in brown cloth. 12mo. (4.5"x6.5) Later Printings. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates after engravings. A set of 7 Alcott novels in very attractive Victorian bindings. The set is comprised of: Little Women, Little Men (2 copies),Rose In Bloom, Jack and Jill,Old-Fashioned Girl,Jo's Boys. Laid down on the front paste-down of Little Women is a white card, cut to cover proportion, which bears Alcott's signature ( L.M. Alcott) in ink. Beneath her signature,Alcott has inscribed the names of the novel's characters -"Meg Jo Beth Amy Teddy & Jo". A very rare and unique inscription by one of America's most notable authors. All books are in Very Good condition with tight bindings which present various rubbing, minor leaning, mild soiling, etc. Some occasional light foxing. The Alcott inscription page presents several tiny patches of marginal foxing with the inscription itself being extremely clear and legible.

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book dealer
Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
8753
Title
A Gathering of Novels by Louisa May Alcott - With an Inscription by Alcott
Author
Alcott,Louisa May
Format/binding
Bound in High Victorian, gilt titled, pictorial decorated cloth over boards.Blind embossed branch design to covers. Gilt Title p
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Roberts Brothers.
Place of Publication
Boston.
Date Published
1885-1890.
Pages
Seven Volumes.
Size
12mo. (4.5"x6.5)

Terms of Sale

Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

The Heldfond Book Gallery is an elected member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and conforms to all ethical codes and standards of those organizations.Books found to be materially mis-described may be returned within seven days of receipt and all monies will be promptly refunded, if returned to us in the same condition as sent.

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About Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

Located just accross the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California - the Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. is one of the oldest and most esteemed Rare Bookstores on the West Coast. Specializations include: Illustrated Books in all disciplines, Fine Bindings and Sets, Important Literary First Editions,Fine Arts, Collectable Children's Illustrated Books, Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula,Rare Aviation and Maritime as well as a consistently superb inventory of General Antiquarian Materials.

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paste-down
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an... [more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]

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