Famous authors and the best literature of England and America; containing the lives of English and American authors in story form . together with choice selections from their writings .

Birdsall, William Wilfred [comp., et al.]

Published by [Philadelphia : W.E. Scull, c1897], 1897
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Very good copy in the original pictorial cloth. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Faded gilt blocking to spine, with gilt-stamped titles to the front panel. The spine and front panel also feature a selection of small illustrated portraits of writers included in the volume, with surrounding decorative tooling. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Previous owner's gift inscription on presentation page, dated 1897. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 552 pages; 2 volumes in 1. Contents: 1. Literature of England --2. Literature of America. "Compiled and edited by William Wilfred Birdsall and Rufus M. Jones. Sumptuously illustrated with original drawings by Charles Dana Gibson, Corwin K. Linson and others." Subjects: English literature -- American literature -- Fiction -- Prose -- Poetry -- Biography -- Literature -- History. Physical description: 552p. illus.; 25cm. Impressively illustrated throughout, including full-page plates. Lacking title page and some prelims - pagination begins at p.12 (1st page of the introduction) and ends at p.552 (last page of main text). 2 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 220861

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Title: Famous authors and the best literature of ...

Publisher: [Philadelphia : W.E. Scull, c1897]

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition.

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