Sir Thomas Browne's Works (4 Vols.). Sir Thomas Browne, Simon Wilkin.

Sir Thomas Browne's Works (4 Vols.)

London: William Pickering, 1835 (1836). Full leather. A very handsome example of the 1835 1st edition, complete in 4 volumes. Each volume bound in a sumptuous, contemporary-to-the-period full calf, with lovely gilt-rule to the panels, 5 raised bands to each spine and detailed gilt-tooling within the compartments. Each volume also includes offsetting leather spine labels. Vol. I alone states 1836 as the publication date on the title page (suggesting a 2nd printing?), each of the other volumes states 1835 as year-of-publication. All 4 uniform octavos tight and very well-preserved, with beautiful marbled endpapers, pastedowns and edges. Small, artistic bookplate at each pastedown, otherwise no writing or markings to speak of internally. Each volume easily VG+ to Near Fine, with the slightest hint of very light scuffing at several of the panels. The 1st fold-out plate at Vol. I loose but firmly nestled in. (Keynes, Pickering pg. 55; Keynes, "Bibliography of Thomas Browne", pg. 203; the first publication of Browne's correspondences). Very Good +. Item #16945

Price: $1,000.00

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