Here is a nice set of books entitled, "The Percy Anecdotes, Original and Select" for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion or keep for yourself!
Very nice set of the works by Shelto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery for you here. There are 20 volumes and are complete set of this edition. These are not first edition books, first edition in this form. The books were published by T Boys of Ludgate Hill in 1823, the original books were issued in 1820.
Each book has a beautiful gold/brown leather hardcover with gold gilt detailing. The front and back covers are still securely attached to the rest of the book at the spine (except as noted below). Some wear to the covers at the edges. The title of the book, volume, and topic of each book is noted in impressed into the spine in gold gilt as well. Each volume is in two parts. Each of the parts were originally issued monthly.
No foxing or brown spotting. Some minor soiling in places. The book's pages are all intact, no tears, missing pages, or repairs. Volume 3 has a few pages where the right 1/5 of the page from the right top is missing. Volume 5, front cover separated from the spine, still with the book. Volume 15, 1/4 of top of blank page in back of book is missing. Volume 20, front cover separated from the spine, still with the book.
The books are still well bound. The hardboard covers are securely attached. No mold, tobacco, or mildewy smell. A musty/dusty smell to them.
Each book is 5.5" tall, by 3-5/8" across, by 1" wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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