Christian Anderson, George Eliot, Emerson, Tennyson, Thackeray, Thoreau, French Literature, German Literature, Marlowe, Maupassant, Melville, Milton, Poe And More
|Publisher||GEO. L. SHUMAN & CO.|
Geo. L. Shuman & Co., 1911. FIRST EDITION, thus. "A Thousand Hours of Entertainment With The World's Great Writers". Complete 12 volume matched set, 3/4 maroon leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering on the spines. Very good condition, tightly bound, small former owners bookplate, spine edges have some chips, few other flaws in this overall beautiful set. Brilliant, bright color illustrations with tissue guards. "A wonderful compendium of exerpts and biographical material which could serve as a primer to English literature." For example among those included in Volume One are Hans Christian Andersen, the Arabian Knights, Audubon, and Balzac, and many more. Reading these will make anyone conversent at any literatti cocktail party. Each volume features several colored plates with captioned tissue guards. The authors include Hans Christian Anderson, George Eliot, Emerson, Franklin, French Literature, German Literature, Marlowe, Maupassant, Melville, Milton, Moliere, Omar Khayyam, Plato, Poe, Plutarch, Pope, Rabelais, Rossetti, Ruskin, Scott Kipling, Lamb, Lincoln, Longfellow, Lowell, Lytton, Macaulay, Tennyson, Thackeray, Thoreau, Virgil, Whitman, Whittier and many others. Approximately 5000 pages.