[LIBRARY SET-CLASSICS] Multi-volume sets of classic English works from the Percy Society and the Warton Club.
Imprints and dates as below, 33 volumes uniformly bound by Bedford in contemporary tan gilt-ruled calf, the spines in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt morocco lettering pieces in two, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles. Comprising: DAY, JOHN. Humour Out of Breath; A Comedy. London: For the Percy Library, 1860. Number 37 of 50 copies preserved, as noted in manuscript by the editor J. O. Halliwell on the half-title; Early English Miscellanies, in Prose and Verse. London: For the Warton Club, 1855; and Song and Carols from a Manuscript in the British Museum of the Fifteenth Century. London: T. Richards, 1856. Two volumes; and Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages. London: For the Percy Society, 1840-1852. 30 volumes. Some boards detached but present, extremities rubbed, occasional scrapes and nicks. The lot 33 volumes.
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