Limited Edition Set, One of Fifty
INGERSOLL, Robert G. Works of Robert G. Ingersoll [The Dresden Edition]. In Twelve Volumes. [With] Ingersoll, A Biographical Appreciation. By Herman E. Kittredge. New York: The Dresden Publishing Company , 1901.
Limited edition. One of fifty sets, this being number seventeen. Thirteen octavo volumes. (8 7/8 x 6 inches; 224 x 152 mm). With the twelve volumes of "Works" and an additional thirteenth volumes which is the "A Biographical Appreciation" by Kittredge. This additional volume is not found with the regular edition, only with this numbered limited edition. Each volume with half-title. Each of the twelve volumes of the "Works" with an engraved frontispiece in two states. One state of the frontispiece in black-and-white, and the other in color. Volume I also has an additional engraved title-page, also in two states, black-and-white and hand-colored. The "Biography" volume with a frontispiece portrait.

Publisher's half red morocco over marbled boards. Spines lettered in gilt and stamped in gilt in a floral pattern. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Volume 13 (Biographical) with slightly different marbled boards and stamping, but very sympathetic. A bit of rubbing to board edges. Previous owner's small purple ink name stamp on dedication page and half-title of volume I. Previous owner's small bookplate on half-title of each volume. Some almost invisible repairs to joints of Biographical volume. Overall a very good set.

HBS # 67835 $2,000