Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1928. Hardcover. No. 255 of a limited edition of 530 of the "Large Paper Edition", considered "the best edition of this important English novelist and pamphleteer." (1) The complete set of 14 volumes, printed in red and black with uncut edges, is largely unopened. Quite unusually, it retains their original cream oversize dust jackets, folded over the top and bottom edge, with titles on the spine.
Royal 8vo, original dark salmon cloth over boards, paper title labels, each volume approximately 250pp, numerous plates, several folding, with captioned tissue guards. Titles include Moll Flanders; Colonel Jack; Captain Singleton; Memoirs of a Cavalier; Robinson Crusoe; A Journal of the Plague Year; The Fortunate Mistress; Shortest Way with the Dissenters; English Commerce. Dust jacket edges sometimes a little ruffled, a few volumes slt. browned on spine, top edge only sometimes foxed. A remarkably clean and bright set. (1) Ransom, Selective Check Lists, p. 14. Item #12769