Victoria R. I.: A collection of books, manuscripts, autograph letters, original drawings, etc., by the lady herself and her loyal subjects, produced during her long and illustrious reign.
San Francisco: David Magee / Antiquarian Books, . 2 vols., 4to, xii, 103; vi, 103 pp., each with color frontispiece and a loosely inserted notice from the compiler announcing the sale of the contents en bloc. Original patterned wrappers, illustrated throughout by means of facsimiles within the text. Backstrips a little yellowed, else near fine. First edition. The catalogue of a significant collection of Victorian literature and Victoriana with many useful annotations. Individual prices are given but the collection was purchased en bloc by Brigham Young University. Part 1 A-J, with a preface by G. N. Ray & Part 2 K-Z, with a preface by R. L. Wolff. These first two parts cover literature, alphabetically by author. A third part, issued the following year, covered non-fiction on a variety of subjects.
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