[Item #49766] History of English Literature. H. A. TAINE, H. VAN LAUN, translation, Hippolyte Adolphe.

History of English Literature

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,[5]; xiii,226-433,[5]; x,238,[4]; x,239-447,[5]; xii,238,[4]; xii,239,462,[4]; xii,226,[4]; xiv,227-476,[4]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.

Price: $850.00

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