TALES OF BLACKWOOD, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND
(BLACKWOOD MAGAZINE). Tales of Blackwood. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons (1858-61). Twelve volumes. Small octavo, later three-quarter black calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards, speckled edges. $1500.
Finely bound set of stories and essays from “Blackwood’s Magazine.”
William Blackwood’s “maga,” first issued in 1817, was one of the leading political and literary journals of Victorian England. The mouthpiece of the Scottish Tory Party, it also published George Eliot’s first stories.
Marbled boards lightly rubbed. A beautiful set in nearly fine condition.