“A SUPREME NOVELIST IN AN AGE OF GREAT NOVELISTS”
ELIOT, George. Collection of 12 first editions, uniformly bound. London, 1858-84. Thirty volumes.
Beautiful set of Eliot first editions, comprising all of her major works, including the scarce Scenes of Clerical Life (1858), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871) and Mill on the Floss (1860), with a first edition of her husband's George Eliot's Life, beautifully bound in three-quarter morocco-gilt by Birdsall. $16,000.
SPLENDIDLY BOUND COLLECTION OF POE'S WORKS IN STUNNING ART NOUVEAU VELLUM BINDINGS
POE, Edgar Allan. Works. Chicago, 1894-1895. Ten volumes.
Limited large-paper edition of Poe's complete works, with only 250 sets printed for America, this set unnumbered, out of series. illustrated with 19 full-page engravings by Albert Edward Sterner and with 10 portraits of Poe, in elaborate publisher's vellum-gilt. $8500.
“THE POWER THAT GOLD ALONE GIVES”
FLEMING, Ian. Goldfinger. London, 1959.
First edition of the seventh James Bond thriller, in which Fleming's superspy thwarts Auric Goldfinger's plot to plunder Fort Knox. $4800.