Charles Reade's Novels. (The Works).
London: Chatto and Windus, 1896-1903. 17 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A very neat set finely bound in half crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with wide gilt raised bands, gilt floral centre tools and gilt top edge. 'The Library Edition'. Charles Reade, most well known for 'The Cloister and the Hearth', was a hugely popular Victorian novelist. Arthur Conan Doyle declared 'The Cloister and the Hearth' to be his favorite novel and Oscar Wilde called it Reade's "one beautiful book, after which he wasted the rest of his life in a foolish attempt to be modern".