Boston and New York: Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin, 1924-25. 15 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces and plates, with tissue guards. Full green morocco gilt by Whitman Bennett, NY, front covers with central gilt Aldine anchor device, and gilt ship's wheels at corners, spines in five compartments with four raised bands, a gilt ship tool in three, gilt-lettered in the remaining, full morocco doublures of a green outer panel centering a citron central panel, watered silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A few pale stains to top edges on six volumes, some minor wear to several corners and ends of joints. Overall a very attractive set needing minor refurbishment. Item #404052
DELUXE LIMITED EDITION, number 544 of 750 sets of the "Autograph Edition" signed by the author. The Italian-English author of romance and adventure stories wrote 31 novels, eight short story collections, six non-fiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and several plays. His bestsellers were The Sea Hawk (1915), Scaramouche (1921), Captain Blood (a.k.a. The Odyssey of Captain Blood) (1922), and Bellarion the Fortunate (1926).