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7 VOLUMES OF LITERATURE BOUND IN FULL LEATHER CIRCA 1900-30, Joseph Conrad Et Al
1 7 VOLUMES OF LITERATURE BOUND IN FULL LEATHER CIRCA 1900-30 Joseph Conrad Et Al
Various 1920 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2100 pages; Mostly from 1900- 1930 generally VG. A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP (GIFT BOOK of sentiments CIRCA 1852 NO TITLE PAGE) ````ANON*******A SET OF SIX````JOSEPH CONRAD*******AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS````JOSEPH CONRAD*******CASTLE DANGEROUS AND THE SURGEON'S DAUGHTER````SIR WALTER SCOTT*******DR THORNE AND THE WARDEN````ANTHONY TROLLOPE*******ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES~~CHARLES DARWIN*******THE ANTIQUARY````SIR WALTER SCOTT******* 27888 
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7 VOLUMES OF LITERATURE BOUND IN FULL LEATHER MOSTLY 1900-30 SOME EARLIER, Victor Hugo, Et Al
2 7 VOLUMES OF LITERATURE BOUND IN FULL LEATHER MOSTLY 1900-30 SOME EARLIER Victor Hugo, Et Al
Various 1910 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2100 pages; Generally VG, couple with faults. all bound in leather [Un Saint and Elia are only 3/4 leather]. CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUNCH~~THACKERAY*******ESSAYS OF ELIA````CHARLES LAMB*******MASTER ON BALLANTREE````ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON*******NINETY-THREE````VICTOR HUGO*******THE BROAD HIGHWAY````JEFFREY FARNOL*******UN SAINT (FRENCH LANGUAGE TEXT) ````PAUL BOURGET*******VICOMTE DE BRAGEONNE````VICTOR HUGO******* 27889 
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A GELLIUS, GESTA ROMANORUM, E GIBBON, (W E H LECKY) , W S GILBERT, R W GILDER, G GIUSTI, W E GLADSTONE, E L GODKIN, GOETHE, (E DOWDEN) , N V GOGOL, (I F HAPGOOD) , C GOLDONI, (W C LAWTON) , M GOLDSCHMIDT, O GOLDSMITH, (C M GAYLEY) , I A GONCHAROF, (N H DO Brothers De Goncourt, E Gosse, R Von Gottschall, J Gower, U S Grant, H Grattan, T Gray, (G P Lathrop) , Greek Anthology, (T Alcott Williams), A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Gel To Gre)
3 A GELLIUS, GESTA ROMANORUM, E GIBBON, (W E H LECKY) , W S GILBERT, R W GILDER, G GIUSTI, W E GLADSTONE, E L GODKIN, GOETHE, (E DOWDEN) , N V GOGOL, (I F HAPGOOD) , C GOLDONI, (W C LAWTON) , M GOLDSCHMIDT, O GOLDSMITH, (C M GAYLEY) , I A GONCHAROF, (N H DO Brothers De Goncourt, E Gosse, R Von Gottschall, J Gower, U S Grant, H Grattan, T Gray, (G P Lathrop) , Greek Anthology, (T Alcott Williams) A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Gel To Gre)
NY The International Society Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; This is a single volume from a set of "Edition De Luxe" 46 volumes published from 1896 to 1899 in numbered limited and registered editions. Solid heavy volume of about 400pp in original green cloth with paper label. These have color frontis' with tissue cover. Solid spine, text block and hinges. Occasional minor faded spots to cloth. They attempted to cover the body of best literature from Babylonian and Assyrian literature forward, including many obscure references not readily available today. Many of the works have synopses as well. Along with these representative works are a biography of each author. Includes critical, biographical and interpretive commentaries on each author. Ed by Charles Dudley Warner. Sound and tight, eminently readable condition. Top edge gilt. . The graphic is of a representative volume. Numerous plates of facisimile autographs, works, manuscripts etc. All full page plates are tissue covered. The names of authors of commentaries are in parentheses. Some featured authors have written commentaries as well. 16932 
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A MANUAL OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: A TEXT-BOOK FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, Hart, John S.
4 A MANUAL OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: A TEXT-BOOK FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Hart, John S.
Philadelphia Eldredge & Brother 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 636 pages; 1/2 leather over cloth. Light wear to spine. Clean and sound. 24026 
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A PREFACE TO LITERATURE, Greenwood R. R. M. A.
5 A PREFACE TO LITERATURE Greenwood R. R. M. A.
May not be noted. Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; GREENWOOD R. R. M. A. A PREFACE TO LITERATURE "THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, 1930". Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket with much penciling. This work came from the well known collection of the Bayard family in Delaware. They have played a prominent role in American public affairs since the 1600's. They are related by marriage to the Dodd family of Dodd Mead & Company Publishers. 7432 
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A PRINCESS OF THE GUTTER, Lt Meade
6 A PRINCESS OF THE GUTTER Lt Meade
Knickerbocker Press 1896 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 307 pages; A Victorian pot boiler about an orphan and her adventures in life. Burgundy cl. With wear, interior clean, spine lightly cocked. 31815 
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ABBE DE BRANTOME, FREDRIKA BREMER, CLEMENS BRENTANO, ELIZABETH BRENTANO, JOHN BRIGHT, BRILLAT-SAVARIN, CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND SISTERS, PHILLIPS BROOKS, CHARLES BROCKED BROWN, JOHN BROWN, CHARLES FARRAR BROWNE, SIR THOMAS BROWNE, WILLIAM BROWNE, HENRY HOWARD Brownell, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browing, Orestes Augustus Brwonson, Ferdinand Brunetiere, Giordano Bruno, William Cullen Bryant, James Brysce, Francis Trevelyan Huckland, Henry Thomas Buckle, A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Bra To Bul )
7 ABBE DE BRANTOME, FREDRIKA BREMER, CLEMENS BRENTANO, ELIZABETH BRENTANO, JOHN BRIGHT, BRILLAT-SAVARIN, CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND SISTERS, PHILLIPS BROOKS, CHARLES BROCKED BROWN, JOHN BROWN, CHARLES FARRAR BROWNE, SIR THOMAS BROWNE, WILLIAM BROWNE, HENRY HOWARD Brownell, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browing, Orestes Augustus Brwonson, Ferdinand Brunetiere, Giordano Bruno, William Cullen Bryant, James Brysce, Francis Trevelyan Huckland, Henry Thomas Buckle A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Bra To Bul )
NY The International Society 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; This is a single volume from a set of "Edition De Luxe" 46 volumes published from 1896 to 1899 in numbered limited and registered editions. Solid heavy volume of about 400pp in original green cloth with paper label. These have color frontis' with tissue cover. Solid spine, text block and hinges. Occasional minor faded spots to cloth. They attempted to cover the body of best literature from Babylonian and Assyrian literature forward, including many obscure references not readily available today. Many of the works have synopses as well. Along with these representative works are a biography of each author, many written by such luminaries as Richard Burton, Albert Stickney, etc. . Includes critical, biographical and interpretive commentaries on each author. Generally the coverage is comprehensive. Ed by Charles Dudley Warner. Uncut. Sound and tight, eminently readable condition. Top edge gilt. The graphic is of a representative volume. Numerous plates of facsimile autographs, works, manuscripts etc. All full page plates are tissue covered. The names of authors of commentaries are not included. Solidly bound with strong hinges, spine and textblock. May exhibit fairly minor moisture damage. 16948 
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ABELARD AND HELOISE, EDMUND ABOUT, ACCADIAN-BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN LITERATURE, ABIGAIL ADAMS, HENRY ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS, JOHN QUNICY ADAMS, SARAH FLOWER ADAMS, KOSEPH ADDISON, AELIANUS CLAUDIUS, AESCHINES, AESCHYLUS, AESOP, JEAN LOUIS RODOLPHE AGASSIZ, Agathius, Grace Aguilar, William Harrison Ainsworth, Mark Arkenside, Pedro Antonio D Alarcon, Alcaeus, Alcazar, Alciphron, Alcman, Louisa May Alcott, Alcuin, Henry M Alden, Thoas Bailey Aldrich, Aleardo Aleardi, Jen Le Rond D'Alembert, Vittorio Alfieri,, A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Abe To Mai )
8 ABELARD AND HELOISE, EDMUND ABOUT, ACCADIAN-BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN LITERATURE, ABIGAIL ADAMS, HENRY ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS, JOHN QUNICY ADAMS, SARAH FLOWER ADAMS, KOSEPH ADDISON, AELIANUS CLAUDIUS, AESCHINES, AESCHYLUS, AESOP, JEAN LOUIS RODOLPHE AGASSIZ, Agathius, Grace Aguilar, William Harrison Ainsworth, Mark Arkenside, Pedro Antonio D Alarcon, Alcaeus, Alcazar, Alciphron, Alcman, Louisa May Alcott, Alcuin, Henry M Alden, Thoas Bailey Aldrich, Aleardo Aleardi, Jen Le Rond D'Alembert, Vittorio Alfieri, A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Abe To Mai )
NY The International Society 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern; Vol. 1; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; This is a single volume from a set of "Edition De Luxe" 46 volumes published from 1896 to 1899 in numbered limited and registered editions. Solid heavy volume of about 400pp in original green cloth with paper label. These have color frontis' with tissue cover. Solid spine, text block and hinges. Occasional minor faded spots to cloth. They attempted to cover the body of best literature from Babylonian and Assyrian literature forward, including many obscure references not readily available today. Many of the works have synopses as well. Along with these representative works are a biography of each author, many written by such luminaries as Richard Burton, Albert Stickney, etc. . Includes critical, biographical and interpretive commentaries on each author. Generally the coverage is comprehensive. Ed by Charles Dudley Warner. Uncut. Sound and tight, eminently readable condition. Top edge gilt. The graphic is of a representative volume. Numerous plates of facsimile autographs, works, manuscripts, VIGNETTES, etc. All full page plates are tissue covered. The names of authors of commentaries are not included. Solidly bound with strong hinges, spine and textblock. May exhibit fairly minor moisture damage not affecting text. 16953 
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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, Twain, Mark
9 ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Twain, Mark
Franklin Center Pennsylvania Franklin Library 1978 0448149214 / 9780448149219 1st Thus Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Konrad Hack 
Decorative Binding; Fancy Binding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages; Beautiful deluxe decorative genuine full leather limited collector's edition printed for subscribers only. High quality materials, richly 22 kt gilded, raised bands. Colored silk moire endpapers. Bound in silk marker ribbon. All edges gilt to repel dirt and dust. 29649 
Price: 117.45 USD
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AMBITION, Train, Arthur
10 AMBITION Train, Arthur
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2.50 price present, mylar covered. 33493 
Price: 23.45 USD
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ARROWSMITH, Sinclair Lewis
11 ARROWSMITH Sinclair Lewis
Garden City, NY International Collector's Library Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 428 pages; Original cloth leatherette binding with heavy gilt decorations specially designed for this series. Unread copy. Sewn In Marker ribbon. Publ circa 1963. 21313 
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ART AND NATURE (WRITTEN FOR THE LADY'S BOOK), Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe
12 ART AND NATURE (WRITTEN FOR THE LADY'S BOOK) Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe
Louis A Godey 1839 First Edition Magazine Good+ with no dust jacket 
Fashion; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 47 pages; ART AND NATURE (Written for the Lady's Book) Mrs Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this piece expressly for Godey's. Pages 241-244, VG . Her appearances increased rapidly after this was issued but were rather sparse until this time. Edition also includes pieces by Horace Greeley and Sarah J Hale. Edgewear and tear to bottom of back cover at spine. Not noted in BAL nor in Library of Congress as such. Rare 23421 
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AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XIII] Dina Maria Mulock to Charles Reade, Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
13 AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XIII] Dina Maria Mulock to Charles Reade Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
Authors Press 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A limited edition of 20 volumes of which this is a single volume. Original green cloth top edge gilt, black and gilt spine label. Spine is sunned, otherwise book is VG+. 4-500 pages 14399 
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AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XIV] Christian Reid to Walter Scott, Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
14 AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XIV] Christian Reid to Walter Scott Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
Authors Press 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A limited edition of 20 volumes of which this is a single volume. Original green cloth top edge gilt, black and gilt spine label. Spine is sunned, otherwise book is VG+. 4-500 pages 14397 
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AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XVII] Anthony Trollope to Emile Zoila, Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
15 AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XVII] Anthony Trollope to Emile Zoila Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
Authors Press 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; A limited edition of 20 volumes of which this is a single volume. Original green cloth top edge gilt, black and gilt spine label. Spine is sunned, otherwise book is VG+. 14396 
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AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XV] Walter Scott to Laurence Stern, Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
16 AUTHOR'S DIGEST [VOL XV] Walter Scott to Laurence Stern Johnson, Rossiter (editor In Chief)
Authors Press 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A limited edition of 20 volumes of which this is a single volume. Original green cloth top edge gilt, black and gilt spine label. Spine is sunned, otherwise book is VG+. 4-500 pages 14398 
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BEN HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST, Wallace, Lew
17 BEN HUR: A TALE OF THE CHRIST Wallace, Lew
Reading, PA The Spencer Press 1936 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; World's Greatest Literature; Vol. 10; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Brown cloth with green, brown and heavy gilt spine. Decorative binding, sound copy. Graphic is representative. 18583 
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BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS  (7 Pamphlets) John Greenleaf Whittier; Oliver Wendel Holmes; Daniel Webster; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Washington Irving; Alice and Phoebe Cary, May not be noted.
18 BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS (7 Pamphlets) John Greenleaf Whittier; Oliver Wendel Holmes; Daniel Webster; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Washington Irving; Alice and Phoebe Cary May not be noted.
May not be noted. 1900- 1901 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; aprox 32pp each pages; Consists of excerpts from their works, commentary and illustrations including portraits. Only six of the 7 are shown 23724 
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BISMARCK, BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON, WILLIAM BLACK, RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE, WILLIAM BLAKE, CHARLES BLANC, STEEN STEENSEN BLICHER, MATHILDE BLIND, GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, FRIEDRICH MARTIN VON BODENSTEDT, JOHANN JAKOB BODMER, BOETIUS, NICHOLAS BOILEAU-DESPREAU Gaston Boissier, George H Boxer, Saint Bonaventura, George Borrow, Juan Boscan, Jacques Benigne Bossuet, James Boswell, Paul Bourget, Sir John Bowring, Hjamar Bjorth Boyesen, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Georg Brandes, Sebastain Brandt, A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Bis To Bra )
19 BISMARCK, BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON, WILLIAM BLACK, RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE, WILLIAM BLAKE, CHARLES BLANC, STEEN STEENSEN BLICHER, MATHILDE BLIND, GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, FRIEDRICH MARTIN VON BODENSTEDT, JOHANN JAKOB BODMER, BOETIUS, NICHOLAS BOILEAU-DESPREAU Gaston Boissier, George H Boxer, Saint Bonaventura, George Borrow, Juan Boscan, Jacques Benigne Bossuet, James Boswell, Paul Bourget, Sir John Bowring, Hjamar Bjorth Boyesen, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Georg Brandes, Sebastain Brandt A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Bis To Bra )
NY The International Society 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; This is a single volume from a set of "Edition De Luxe" 46 volumes published from 1896 to 1899 in numbered limited and registered editions. Solid heavy volume of about 400pp in original green cloth with paper label. These have color frontis' with tissue cover. Solid spine, text block and hinges. Occasional minor faded spots to cloth. They attempted to cover the body of best literature from Babylonian and Assyrian literature forward, including many obscure references not readily available today. Many of the works have synopses as well. Along with these representative works are a biography of each author, many written by such luminaries as Richard Burton, Albert Stickney, etc. . Includes critical, biographical and interpretive commentaries on each author. Generally the coverage is comprehensive. Ed by Charles Dudley Warner. Uncut. Sound and tight, eminently readable condition. Top edge gilt. The graphic is of a representative volume. Numerous plates of facsimile autographs, works, manuscripts etc. All full page plates are tissue covered. The names of authors of commentaries are not included. Solidly bound with strong hinges, spine and textblock. May exhibit fairly minor moisture damage. 16946 
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BISMARCK, BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON, WILLIAM BLACK, RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE, WILLIAM BLAKE, CHARLES BLANC, STEEN STEENSEN BLICHER, MATHILDE BLIND, GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, FRIEDRICH MARTIN VON BODENSTEDT, JOHANN JAKOB BODMER, BOETIUS, NICHOLAS BOILEAU-DESPREAU Gaston Boissier, George H Boxer, Saint Bonaventura, George Borrow, Juan Boscan, Jacques Benigne Bossuet, James Boswell, Paul Bourget, Sir John Bowring, Hjamar Bjorth Boyesen, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Georg Brandes, Sebastain Brandt, A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Bis To Bra )
20 BISMARCK, BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON, WILLIAM BLACK, RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE, WILLIAM BLAKE, CHARLES BLANC, STEEN STEENSEN BLICHER, MATHILDE BLIND, GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO, FRIEDRICH MARTIN VON BODENSTEDT, JOHANN JAKOB BODMER, BOETIUS, NICHOLAS BOILEAU-DESPREAU Gaston Boissier, George H Boxer, Saint Bonaventura, George Borrow, Juan Boscan, Jacques Benigne Bossuet, James Boswell, Paul Bourget, Sir John Bowring, Hjamar Bjorth Boyesen, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Georg Brandes, Sebastain Brandt A Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern (Authors Bis To Bra )
NY The International Society 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern Library of the World's Best Literature : Ancient and Modern; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; This is a single volume from a set of "Edition De Luxe" 46 volumes published from 1896 to 1899 in numbered limited and registered editions. Solid heavy volume of about 400pp in original green cloth with paper label. These have color frontis' with tissue cover. Solid spine, text block and hinges. Occasional minor faded spots to cloth. They attempted to cover the body of best literature from Babylonian and Assyrian literature forward, including many obscure references not readily available today. Many of the works have synopses as well. Along with these representative works are a biography of each author, many written by such luminaries as Richard Burton, Albert Stickney, etc. . Includes critical, biographical and interpretive commentaries on each author. Generally the coverage is comprehensive. Ed by Charles Dudley Warner. Uncut. Sound and tight, eminently readable condition. Top edge gilt. The graphic is of a representative volume. Numerous plates of facsimile autographs, works, manuscripts etc. All full page plates are tissue covered. The names of authors of commentaries are not included. Solidly bound with strong hinges, spine and textblock. May exhibit fairly minor moisture damage. 16947 
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