New York: W.J. Widdleton, Publisher, 1863. Hardcover. Edition revised by R. Shelton Mackenzie. Complete 5-volume set. 8vo. Quarter calf with gilt spine lettering and decorations and paper labels (expert contemporary replacements) and marbled paper over boards. xxxii, 486pp; xxxvi, 432pp; xvi, 469pp; xxii, 468pp; xxxii, xii, 465pp. Frontispieces, marbled endpapers and page edges. Very good. Mild edgewear, but internally bright and near fine. Item #37654
Handsome and tight custom-bound set of this series of 71 fictional dialogues first published by "Blackwood's Magazine" between 1822 and 1835. From the library of Wisconsin civic leader JAMES M. LYNCH, chief clerk at the Adjutant General's Office during the Civil War, appointed quartermaster general in 1865. He boldly signs the inner flyleaf of Volumes II, IV and V in brown ink, dating each "Madison, Wis. / 1863."