The Decameron of Boccaccio, 2v. (The first truly complete translation in English by John Payne), The Heptameron of Marguerite d'Angouleme, 2v. (Now First Completely Done Into English Prose and Verse from the Original French by Arthur Machen), Montesquieu's Persian Letters, 2v. (Now first completely translated into English with notes and memoir by John Davidson), The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 2v. (Now first completely done into English Prose by W. Conyngham Mallory), and The writings of François Rabelais, 2v. (Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux with a sketch of his life. An introduction by Anatole de Montaiglon).
Printed only for subscribers by George Barrie, Philadelphia (Scotland, 1843 - Pennsylvania, USA, 1918). Of this edition, printed on Japanese vellum paper, only one thousand complete copies are printed for sale. № 73 printed for Mr. Benjamin B. Tremere.
Illustrated with etched plates by Leopold Flameng, Emile Boilvin, and Edmond Hedonin. Each plate in TWO STATES with different remarques, all with printed tissue guards.
Stamped-signed on the decorative dentelles of the first volume by BENNETT N Y. Whitman Bennett was a famed bookbinder, book dealer, movie director, and movie producer.
Full green morocco, gilt titles, raised bands, gilt top edge, others untrimmed, leather dentelles, and marbled endpapers.
Ex-libris Adrian G. Newcomb by monogrammist RS inside front cover.
Spines sunned (Leather along spines and edges has mellowed from green to brown). Otherwise fine, with minor edge wear.
Note: This is a heavy (19 lb.) book set, which requires additional postage for both domestic and international delivery.