New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Edited under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. 28.5 x 22.5 cm. Quarto. 16 volume blue cloth set with black endlabels all in dust jackets in mylar protected covers. Vols I - XIV (A-Z). (624, 628, 624, 622, 624, 619, 625, 624, 620, 624, 618, 620, 623, 640 pages). Vol XV (Supplement One) (818 pages). Vol XVI (Index) (510 pages). Previous owner's bookplate, Leonard G. Wilson, appears inside front cover of most volumes. Wilson was also one of the associate editors for this series. The books themselves are in nice shape. The dust jacket show varying degrees of wear and some loss. Original price of $35.00 and $40.00 appear on the dust jacket flaps of vol 1-14. Vol I: heavily chipped dj. Vol II: pieces missing from dj spine, chipped. Vol III: pieces missing from dj spine, plastic coating over dj is coming off on spine. Vol IV: Missing pieces of dj spine, chipped. Vol V: missing pieces top of dj spine. Vol VI: 2 missing pieces, large closed tear. Vol VII: closed tear to dj, missing top and bottom piece of dj. Vol VIII: missing top piece of dj. Vol IX: small closed tears to top of dj. Vol X: small closed tears to top of dj. Vol XI: small closed tear to top spine dj. Vol XII: tear to top of dj. Vol XIII: light edgewear to dj. Vol XIV: dj in nice shape. Vol XV: small tear to front corner of dj. Vol XVI: dj in nice shape. Very Good Books in Poor to Very Good dust jackets. Item #52485
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