New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/204. Octavo. Three-quarter vellum over brown paper-covered boards with gold vignette and gold lettering on spine. Deckled fore-and bottom edges. Some pages unopened, as issued. Frontispiece portrait of Mitchell after a painting by Geri Melchens, signed by Mitchell in black ink. Each volume with frontispiece, protected by captioned tissue-guards. Fine limited edition with the works of Donald Grant Mitchell who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Ik Marvel. Mitchell produced volumes of essays on rural themes, studies of English and American literature, character novels, and studies on English monarchs. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs, paintings and drawings. Each illustration protected by captioned tissue-guards. Printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper. Leaves with "RUISDAEL" watermark on lower margin. Spines slightly sunned. Limitation and half title-page in vol. XII loose but present. Tight, complete set in overall near fine condition. Item #29919
Vol. I) Marvel, Ik. Fresh Gleanings or a New Sheaf from the Old Fields of Continental Europe. xxii, 399pp.
Vol. II) Marvel, Ik. Reveries of a Bachelor, or a Book of the Heart. xxvi, 297pp.
Vol. III) Dream Life: A Fable of the Seasons. xx, 288pp.
Vol. IV) Wet Days at Edgewood with Old Farmers, Old Gardeners, and Old Pastorals. xii, 390pp.
Vol. V) Bound Together: A Sheaf of papers. 303pp.
Vol. VI) My Farm of Edgewood: A Country Book. viii, 349pp.
Vol. VII) Out-Of-Town Places with Hints for Their Improvement. 325pp.
Vol. VIII) Doctor Johns Being a Narrative of Certain Events in the Life of an Orthodox Minister of Connecticut. Vol. I. viii, 252pp.
Vol. IX) Doctor Johns Being a Narrative of Certain Events in the Life of an Orthodox Minister of Connecticut. Vol. II. vi, , 253-546pp.
Vol. X) Seven Stories with Basement and Attic. viii, 348pp.
Vol. XI) English Lands, Letters and Kings from Celt to Tudor. xi, 326pp.
Vol. XII) English Lands, Letters and Kings from Elizabeth to Anne. x, 333pp.
Vol. XIII) English Lands, Letters and Kings: Queen Anne and the Georges. ix, 328pp.
Vol. XIV) English Lands, Letters and Kings: The Later Georges to Victoria. xiii, 282pp.
Vol. XV) American Lands and Letters: The Mayflower to Rip van Winkle. xiii, 292pp. Includes fold-out "Chronology and Sequence of Events Having Relation to Development of American Lands and Letters."
Vol. XVI) American Lands and Letters: Leather-Stocking to Poe's "Raven." xiii, 259pp.