Title: The Works of William Congreve (complete in 4...
Publisher: The Nonesuch Press, London
Publication Date: 1923
Book Condition: Very Good
Vol. I, xiii, 255; vol. II, 271; vol. III, 235; vol. IV, 226 printed pages. The 1923 limited edition. This is numbered 866 out of 900 sets issued. All edges uncut. Endpapers a little foxed. 20 x 26.5 cm. In original cloth strengthened card slip case (this is one of the last of the 900 copies to be issued, the publisher had evidently no more "Congreve" labelled boxes; this box has the label for William Wycherley's works, crossed out in ink in the 1920s and "Congreve" added); Box faded, split along some edges and exhibiting mild abrasion & wear. Four matching volumes are in original quarter dark blue buckram. Spines with blue labels and dark blue lettering. Boards are covered in light blue paper. Some very slight age-related spots of mild discolouration. Otherwise in very good condition. Nonesuch Press was a private press founded in 1922 in London by Francis Meynell, his second wife Vera Mendel, and their mutual friend David Garnett, co-owner of Birrell & Garnett's bookshop in Soho's Gerrard Street, in the basement of which the press began. Nonesuch Press's first book, a volume of John Donne's Love Poems was issued in May 1923. Among the press's best-known editions were the collected works of William Congreve and William Wycherley. A heavy set of books, overseas shipping will exceed the shipping default rate - please email the bookseller and ask for an overseas shipping price. Bookseller Inventory # 4375