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The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne (First Edition: Complete in Six Volumes) by  Algernon Charles; Bumpus (binding) Swinburne - First Edition  - 1904 - from Bath and West Books, PBFA and

The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne (First Edition: Complete in Six Volumes)

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles; Bumpus (binding)

Condition: Very Good

London: Chatto & Windus, 1904. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First trade edition, after limited edition of 110. Signed Bumpus binding of three quarter green leather (uniformly faded to brown on spine fronts) and marbled boards. Five raised bands to spines with titling to two compartments, a floral motif to other four, and date 1904 to spine tail. All edges bright gilt. Ribbon markers. From the family library of Maxwell Laurie (brother of the publisher, Thomas Werner Laurie) and his wife Marjorie (daughter of the governor of Burma, Sir Herbert Thirkell White) with initials M. L. in gilt to upper board. Boards square and sharp; light edgewear; surface scuffs and scratch marks; staining to spine tails on vols I-IV. Contents clean with minimal spotting to prelims and end matter; firmly bound. An elegant and presentable Bumpus-bound set of this uncommon edition.

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