"WHAT IS LOVELY NEVER DIES, BUT PASSES INTO OTHER LOVELINESS"
ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey. The Writings of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1897-1908. Nine volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $1100.
Autograph edition, number 86 of only 250 large-paper copies signed by Aldrich on the limitation page.
A prolific writer, Aldrich is best remembered for his "refined, delicately finished" verse and the "technical skill and charm" of his novels (Hart, 18). This set includes his poetry, novels and essays. Armorial bookplates. Only occasional pencil marginalia.
Volume I with expert joint repairs. A near-fine set, very attractively bound.