London: David Nutt, 1895-96. Six octavo volumes uniformly bound in maroon calf with matching linen back strips : pp (vi) vii-ci, 372 (4); (8) 420 (4); (8) 430 (2); 386 (2); (8) 432 (2); (8) 435 (1) : fore edges and lower edges untrimmed : maroon eps : spines lettered and decorated in gilt.
Head of vols 5&6 a tad tender, tails slightly pushed; corners bumped and lower edges of boards are rubbed; mostly unopened except for volume one; 1986 UK bookseller receipt loosely inserted into first volume. Very good. Item #2098
The Tudor Translations, edited by W.E. Henley (vii-xii). William Ernest Henley - poet, critic, and editor - was an influential voice in late Victorian England who exerted considerable influence on the literary culture of his time. A lifelong friend of Robert Louis Stevenson, he was the inspiration for the character Long John Silver in Treasure Island.