HARTE, BRET. 1836-1902.
The Writings. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, .
20 volumes. 8vo (209 x 126 mm). Half and vignette titles in each volume. Title pages printed in red and black. Frontispiece in each volume and photogravure plates throughout. Full navy levant morocco, raised bands, spines gilt ruled and lettered, covers filleted with parallel gilt ovals within rectangular borders decorated at corners, top edge gilt, morocco doublures with gilt corner designs, silk free endpapers. Dampstaining affecting lower third of endpapers and first and final few leaves of most volumes, a few scuffs and spots of rubbing, a few hinges weak, vol 1 rebacked with original spine laid down, still an attractive set overall.
LIMITED AUTOGRAPH EDITION, no 274 of 350 copies, SIGNED and dated "1896" by Harte on a limitation sheet at the front of volume 1, in a deluxe binding.