A Pictorial History Of The World's Great Nations From The Earliest Dates To The Present Time

Complete Set - 50 Continuous Volumes

Year 1892
Edition FIRST
Pages 1184
Binding Softcover
Condition Very Good
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Selmar Hess, 1882. FIRST EDITION. Soft cover – sold only by subscription. Very scarce complete 50 volume set preceding the 3 volume hard cover release. Overall very good condition, some edge chips a loose page or two but again, remarable condition throughout. Steel engraved frontispieces in each volume with tissue guard and further spectacular illustrations throughout all volumes. Charlotte Mary Yonge (August 11, 1823 - May 24, 1901), was an English novelist, known for her huge output, mostly now out of print. She was born in Otterbourne, Hampshire, England, into a religious family background, was devoted to the Church of England, and much influenced by John Keble, a near neighbour and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Yonge is herself sometimes referred to as "the novelist of the Oxford Movement", as her novels frequently reflect the values and concerns of Anglo-Catholicism. She began writing in 1848, and published during her long life about 100 works, chiefly novels. Her first commercial success, The Heir of Redclyffe (1854), provided the funding to enable the schooner Southern Cross to be put into service on behalf of George Selwyn. Similar charitable works were done with the profits from later novels. Yonge was also editor, for nearly forty years, of a magazine for young ladies, the Monthly Packet. Among the best known of her works are The Heir of Redclyffe, Heartsease, and The Daisy Chain. She also wrote Cameos from English History, and Life of John Coleridge Patteson: Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands and Hannah More. Her personal example and influence on her god-daughter, Alice Mary Coleridge, played a formative role in Coleridge's zeal for women's education and thus, indirectly, lead to the foundation of Abbots Bromley School for Girls. After her death, her friend, assistant and collaborator, Christabel Coleridge, published the biographical Charlotte Mary Yonge: her Life and Letters (1903). An extremely scarce antique subscription. 1184 pages + index