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Works of Alexander Pope 1824 10 Volume Set with Stand, William Roscoe, London England, Brown Red Gilt Leather Antique Books, Old Books

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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. with Notes and Illustrations in 10 beautifully bound volumes. Occasional remarks by William Roscoe, Esq. London, 1824. With wooden stand.

Edited by William Roscoe, a historian (1753-1831) who also provides a biography, commentary and "an estimate of his poetical character and writings", the work contains all of Pope's major poetical works, as well as his essays, prose writings, correspondence and satires, offering an extensive collection of both the author's work and reaction to it.

Volume I: Life of the Author

Volume II: Early Poems and Translations

Volume III: Miscellaneous Poems

Volume IV: The Dunciad

Volume V: Essay on Man, and Moral Epistles

Volume VI: Satires

Volume VII: Prose Writings

Volumes VIII, IX and X: Correspondence

This set of ten volumes belonged to my father, a musician, who lived in a smoke and pet-free studio. They lived on a shelf for over 60 years, dusted and rarely opened. They have issues but they are a beautiful set of antique books.

Books measure 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Brown and dark red Morocco leather with gilt titles and tooled spine. Top edges were probably gilt but have darkened to a deep brown. There is a book plate with the legend "Esperance" in the front of every volume with the name "Gilman". On the facing page, in lovely calligraphy what look to be the name "SHLW Gilman".

Most of the books have the same issues- staining and scratches on outer boards, wear along the joints, foxing of cream end papers and pages, with warping. In all but one case the leather spine has separated from the inner hinge but could be glued (Volume II). Two of the books (I & IV) have square sections of leather labels on the backstrip that have come loose but could also be glued. In one book a thread has come loose from the signature on the front endpaper. One of the books shows signs of water damage along the top edges of some center pages. I can detect no musty smell.

There is a beautifully vintage pierced and carved hinged wooden stand made by Archana Crafts in India that may be teak, that comes with this set. It's in excellent shape and measures 13 x 5 inches at the base; the hinged sides are b5 inches high.

If you click the magnifying glass you can zoom any photo and see it in larger detail.

Shipping prices vary but the books and stand will be carefully packed in paper and bubble wrap.

Because of recent losses via USPS, all items are mailed with insurance.
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. with Notes and Illustrations in 10 beautifully bound volumes. Occasional remarks by William Roscoe, Esq. London, 1824. With wooden stand.

Edited by William Roscoe, a historian (1753-1831) who also provides a biography, commentary and "an estimate of his poetical character and writings", the work contains all of Pope's major poetical works, as well as his essays, prose writings, correspondence and satires, offering an extensive collection of both the author's work and reaction to it.

Volume I: Life of the Author

Volume II: Early Poems and Translations

Volume III: Miscellaneous Poems

Volume IV: The Dunciad

Volume V: Essay on Man, and Moral Epistles

Volume VI: Satires

Volume VII: Prose Writings

Volumes VIII, IX and X: Correspondence

This set of ten volumes belonged to my father, a musician, who lived in a smoke and pet-free studio. They lived on a shelf for over 60 years, dusted and rarely opened. They have issues but they are a beautiful set of antique books.

Books measure 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Brown and dark red Morocco leather with gilt titles and tooled spine. Top edges were probably gilt but have darkened to a deep brown. There is a book plate with the legend "Esperance" in the front of every volume with the name "Gilman". On the facing page, in lovely calligraphy what look to be the name "SHLW Gilman".

Most of the books have the same issues- staining and scratches on outer boards, wear along the joints, foxing of cream end papers and pages, with warping. In all but one case the leather spine has separated from the inner hinge but could be glued (Volume II). Two of the books (I & IV) have square sections of leather labels on the backstrip that have come loose but could also be glued. In one book a thread has come loose from the signature on the front endpaper. One of the books shows signs of water damage along the top edges of some center pages. I can detect no musty smell.

There is a beautifully vintage pierced and carved hinged wooden stand made by Archana Crafts in India that may be teak, that comes with this set. It's in excellent shape and measures 13 x 5 inches at the base; the hinged sides are b5 inches high.

If you click the magnifying glass you can zoom any photo and see it in larger detail.

Shipping prices vary but the books and stand will be carefully packed in paper and bubble wrap.

Because of recent losses via USPS, all items are mailed with insurance.

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I want you to be absolutely pleased with your purchase. Returns are accepted only if you contact me within 3 days of receipt of your item. You may request a refund or exchange (value of item, only, minus all shipping). Refund or exchange given after I have received the item in original condition. Please contact me to discuss options.

Clothing: Returns accepted on a case-by-case basis. Vintage items have been previously worn, cleaned and possibly mended, and may show their age. I inspect each item carefully before listing but there are usually small flaws on every vintage garment. Measurements are taken with the garment laid flat and the measurement doubled, and should be considered maximum sizes and are approximate. If you are not sure if something will fit, please ask before purchasing. I can take additional measurements for you and advise you with over 20 years of costume design and fitting experience.

I take great care to photograph and describe my items so that what you see is what you get, but if I have made a mistake, I will take the item back, on a case by case basis. Shipping charges on returns are your responsibility and the item must be insured. I regret that I cannot refund a piece that goes AWOL on its way back to me if it is not insured.

There are no returns on sale or custom items.

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Due to recent large increases in the cost of shipping items internationally, and in order to keep costs reasonable for international customers, I do not automatically add tracking to international shipments. However, if you would like your package tracked as well, please let me know and I can give you a price quote for this service. While packages over $100 are insured, however, it may be difficult to recover claims of loss without tracking information. In the case of damaged or lost items, the buyer must cooperate with all requests of the insurance company in order to be reimbursed or have the item replaced. Loss or damage of items under $100 is the responsibility of the buyer unless tracking and/or insurance is requested.

After I send a package to you, I check its progress via USPS for shipping within the US. I will send you an email if I notice that they have tried to deliver your package unsuccessfully. This is my policy for packages that languish at your local post office:

If you don't pick up your items at your local post office, they will be sent back to me anywhere from two weeks to three months after I ship them. If an item is returned to me, I will send it out to you again at your expense only. If you are too busy to make a trip to your local post office, I suggest having it sent to your work address.

Priority shipping is very expensive, so please allow the maximum time for your purchase to reach you, especially at Christmas.
If you have a concern or an issue with quality control about your item once you've received it, please email me PRIOR to leaving feedback and we'll work it out, as it's my goal above all else to make you happy with your purchase.

INTERNATIONAL friends: I ship via First Class and Priority Mail but am happy to add insurance & express mail services. Please understand that if you decline to have these services added I can't be responsible if your package goes awol or is damaged. Please note that I take extra care in packaging when shipping internationally. Feel free to contact me with your concerns prior to purchase.

Every country's import taxes / duty fees are different and it is up to you to both be aware of your own country's laws as well as your responsibility to pay them. Falsifying shipping documents is illegal here in the US so please don't ask me to add a lesser value than to these documents than what the piece is actually worth or mark as a gift.

CUSTOMS CHARGES • You may be charged a tax or VAT on your item by your country's customs. This is payable by the buyer and is not the responsibility of the seller.

UK customers, please be aware of the 20% import vat & $8 royal mail handling fee on £15 orders, which is your responsibility.

Here is the UK government page: www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm

Tracking is not reliable on international shipments. If you would like your package insured, please contact me prior to purchase. I cannot be held responsible for lost packages that are not insured.

Due to recent large increases in the cost of shipping items internationally, and in order to keep costs reasonable for international customers, I do not automatically add tracking to international shipments. However, if you would like your package tracked as well, please let me know and I can give you a price quote for this service. While packages over $100 are insured, however, it may be difficult to recover claims of loss without tracking information. In the case of damaged or lost items, the buyer must cooperate with all requests of the insurance company in order to be reimbursed or have the item replaced. Loss or damage of items under $100 is the responsibility of the buyer unless tracking and/or insurance is requested.

After I send a package to you, I check its progress via USPS for shipping within the US. I will send you an email if I notice that they have tried to deliver your package unsuccessfully. This is my policy for packages that languish at your local post office:

If you don't pick up your items at your local post office, they will be sent back to me anywhere from two weeks to three months after I ship them. If an item is returned to me, I will send it out to you again at your expense only. If you are too busy to make a trip to your local post office, I suggest having it sent to your work address.

Priority shipping is very expensive, so please allow the maximum time for your purchase to reach you, especially at Christmas.

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Works of Alexander Pope 1824 10 Volume Set with Stand, William Roscoe, London England, Brown Red Gilt Leather Antique Books, Old Books

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: gilt, paper, leather
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