Fine binding of Bracebridge Hall and Old Christmas by Washington Irving. Twelvemo, [two volumes], xiv, [4pp ads]; xiv, 164pp, [2pp ads]. Full brown calf, title in gilt over red morocco, raised bands, six decorative compartments, decorative gilt boards. Frontispiece portrait with tissue cover in each volume. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers in both volumes. Sewn-in silk bookmark. Housed in custom brown cloth slipcase. Hundreds of illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. An exceptionally attractive set.
Comments: Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists, A Medley was first published by Washington Irving in 1822. It was originally published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon. Old Christmas was first published in 1876.