Item #028715 No Name. Wilkie Collins.
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London, England. Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1862. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Item #028715

In three volumes: ix + 339 + 363 + 408 pages; vol. I & II with the half-titles present. British writer (William) Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) whose "...success was at its peak during the 1860s, when his four best-known novels, The Woman in White, No Name (1862), Armadale (1866), and The Moonstone (1868), were published. The term 'sensation novel' was coined by reviewers to describe them, and Collins was seen as the originator of this highly popular genre...Collins's work is also being re-evaluated. Many of his novels have appeared in critical editions, and there has been a proliferation of studies of his work as the subject of serious critical enquiry..." (Catherine Peters in the DNB) The front endpapers of all three volumes with the bookplate of Lady Sykes. Approx. 5" x 7 1/2" size; bound in marbled paper covered boards, burgundy calf leather corners & spines, with title pieces in red, gilt; simple gilt rule-lines; some edge, tips wear & scraping to the leather surfaces of the bindings, spine coloring faded a touch; a couple of pages in vol. I with some spotting and discoloration, title pages lightly foxed; in very good condition.

Price: $650.00

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