The books were published around 1880 (the books show no date) by Belford, Clarke and Company of New York and Chicago. The volumes are bound in red boards rather than in the green boards I find all over the internet when I do a web search on this publisher. If they have the same value as the set bound in green cloth, they are still amazingly affordable at somewhere between $15 and $25 a book. Those kind of prices make me wonder why I don't channel more of my book budget into collectibles since the collectibles don't seem to cost any more than new books. Maybe it's time for me to jump back into that market.
Here are some scans and photos of the Belford, Clarke & Company set:
|Front Cover, Great Expectations and Uncommercial Traveller|
|Illustration of Scene Described on Page 8|
|Illustration of Scene Described on Page 196|
|The 15-Volume Set|
|And Where They Sit|
(The photos and scans can be enlarged by clicking on them.)