1922. London: Constable, 1922-24.
16 vols., 8vo, finely bound in full red hard-grain morocco extra (two volumes repaired) some volumes lightly rubbed along the joints but generally very good. Red morocco bookplate of Lucy Smith Battson in each volume.
§ A magnificent set of Melville's complete works; the first collected edition limited to 750 sets of which very few came in this de luxe binding. This is set #48. Vol. 12 includes a bibliography of the prose works by Michael Sadleir. Vol. 13 is the first printing of Billy Budd. BAL 13680. Item #122690