Mark Twain - Henry James - Many More Legendary Authors
|Publisher||F. WARNE & CO.|
F. Warne & Co., 1886. 6 1/2" x 9 3/4/" 1/4 LEATHER First edition. 1st Printing. Six issues from the post Civil War era (November 1865-April 1866) bound into one heavy volume. Excellent tightly bound condition, spine and corners rich leather. Some minor wear at head and tail of spine. Previous owners' signature on front pastedown endpaper and back pastedown endpaper. Binder's bookplate on back pastedown endpaper. Overall a very good tight clean copy. an original copy with all of the editorial material and advertisements. Including 'Last Poems' by Jackson, Twain's 'The Private History of a Campaign That Failed,' James' 'The Bostonians' part XI,' and 'The City of Teheran by Benjamin. Note: 'The Century Magazine' was retitled from the earlier 'Scribner's Monthly' (thus the 'New Series' title statement) in 1881, with new management, under the editorship of the great Richard Watson Gilder, carrying forward its high standards for illustration and the best authors. Subject matters range from art, fiction, and poetry to history and science. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time and collectible edition or gift. 964 pages.