Don Juan, by Lord Byron, Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906
Don Juan, by Lord Byron. 2 volume set.
Provenance; from the library of the late William St Clair (1937 - 2021), British historian, academic and author. Carries his signature to the first pastedown in Volume II, as well his own library reference number, and note about the books to first free endpaper of Volume I, regarding the original wrappers being bound with the text. Please see our other listings for related works.
Published by Arthur L. Humphreys, London, 1906.
A very good set of 2 red cloth hardbacks with black leather labels to spine. Spines a little faded. These books were originally issued in simple paper wraps for the owner to bind as they wished. Here those wraps have been retained and are bound into the book. The plain grey endpapers are embossed with the previous owner's circular stamp of KCH (Kenneth C. Harfitt). The wraps with age spotting.
Text is good - printed on a high quality hand made paper with rough cut vertical and lower edges. The rough cut edges are age toned. Some mild spotting in the text, but a very readable set.
Vol I: 252pp.
Vol II: 260pp.
Text in English.
Weight approximately 1.9kg (the set - unpacked).
Dimensions: Each volume approximately 248mm high x 181mm wide x 42mm deep.