Philadelphia: The Gebbie Publishing Co. Ltd., 1895. Connoisseur Edition. One of 25 sets, numbered and specially bound, this being no.8. Eight octavo volumes (23.75cm); full black crushed morocco, spines in six compartments, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spines, and triple gilt-ruled border on covers; marbled endpapers; top edges gilt; xiv,225,; xiii,226-433,; x,238,; x,239-447,; xii,238,; xii,239,462,; xii,226,; xiv,227-476,pp, with frontispieces and 58 plates. Light wear to joints and extremities, touch of dustiness, finger-soil and a few scuffs to covers, with faint foxing to text edges; contents relatively clean, with hinges sound; Very Good+.
Handsome edition of the French critic and historian's landmark work on English literature, published first in France in 1863, and translated into English in 1871. Gebbie published this set in a variety of issues, the Connoisseur Edition representing the smallest available limitation.