The Works of G J Whyte-Melville. 24 volume set

The Works of G J Whyte-Melville. 24 volume set

Whyte-Melville, G J; Maxwell, Sir Herbert [Editor]

W Thacker & Co, 1898

[Fine Binding with interesting Provenance: Paul Mellon's copy, with his leather and gold Oak Springs bookplate]  24 volume set. Bound in fine 3/4 morocco over red boards.  Gilt hunting scene on spines. Fine binding and cover. Hardcover.  Clean, unmarked pages.  Color frontispieces. Illustrations by J. B. Partridge, Hugh Thomson, and others.  One of 1,050 sets.  Contents:  v. 1. Riding recollections.--v. 2. Katerfelto.--v. 3. Uncle John.--v. 4. Market Harborough ; Inside the bar.--v. 5. Contraband.--v. 6. M. or N.-- v. 7. Tilbury Nogo ; Scotland and the moors.--v. 8. Songs and verses ; Bones and I.--v. 9. Black but comely.--v. 10. The Brookes of Bridlemere.--v. 11. The white rose.--v. 12. Roy's wife.--v. 13. Satanella.--v. 14. Digby Grand.--v. 15. Sarchedon.--v. 16. Sister Louise ; Rosine.--v. 17. Kate Coventry.--v. 18. Cerise.--v. 19. The Queen's Maries.--v. 20. Holmby house.--v. 21. General Bounce.--v. 22. The gladiators.--v. 23. Good for nothing.--v. 24. The interpreter. 

Paul Mellon (1907-1999) was an American philanthropist and breeder/owner of thoroughbred racehorses. His fortune derived from the Mellon Bank created by his grandfather Thomas Mellon, his father Andrew W. Mellon, and his uncle Richard Mellon. His father was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1921-1932). Mellon's Rokeby Stables owned many successful racehorses, including Kentucky Derby Winner Sea Hero. He was a trustee of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. He was created an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities in 1997. 

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