Lot 44: WALPOLE, Hugh: The Herries Chronicles (signed limited editions)
August 28, 2016
Adelaide, AustraliaLive Auction
WALPOLE, Hugh: The first four volumes of The Herries Chronicles, all signed limited editions, uniformly bound by Asprey and Company. The titles are 'Rogue Herries'; 'Judith Paris'; 'The Fortress'; and 'Vanessa'.
London, Macmillan, 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933 [all first editions]. Octavo (220 x 155 mm), four volumes, with a folding colour map and folding family tree in each volume. Full red crushed morocco by Asprey and Company; sides panelled in gilt; spines gilt in compartments; raised bands with a gilt dotted rule; turn-ins and board edges ruled in gilt; all edges gilt; trifling mark to the cover of 'The Fortress' where the binder's roll has slipped, otherwise a fine set.
Each volume is one of a limited edition of large paper copies signed by the author. 'Rogue Herries' is one of 200 copies; 'Judith Paris' is one of 350 copies; 'The Fortress' is one of 310 copies; and 'Vanessa' is one of 315 copies. These first four volumes of the Herries Chronicles, an epic family saga through three centuries, were intended as a set in themselves. Expect drama, love, feuds, murder, sex and all manner of other sinful behaviour ... [4 items].