The Times

The History of the 'The Times' [1785-1981]. [Edited by Stanley Morison and others.] NEAR FINE EXTENDED SET

The Times, 1935

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Island Books (Devon, United Kingdom)

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7 vols., in 8, roy. 8vo., Mixed Editions, with 5 mounted coloured frontispieces, 2 frontispieces in monochrome and very numerous plates and tables throughout; original buckram gilt, gilt backs, sixth and eighth volumes in dustwrapper, a near fine set. The first five volumes have neat uniform blind-embossed personal stamp on front free endpapers; seventh volume has neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; eighth volume is A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. The extended set comprises: Vol. I: The Thunderer in the Making 1785-1841 (1935; second impression 1950); Vol. II: The Tradition Established 1841-1884 (1939); Vol. III: The Twentieth Century Test 1884-1912 (1947; second impression 1951); Vol. IV Part 1: The 150th Anniversary and Beyond 1912-1920 (1952); Vol. IV Part 2: The 150th Anniversary and Beyond 1921-1948, Appendices and Index, (1952); Vol. V: Struggles in Peace and War 1939-1966 (1984; errata slip loosely inserted) Vol. VI: The Thomson Years 1966-1981 (1993); Vol. VII: The Murdoch Years 1981-2002 (2005). EXTENDED SETS ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE.