Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and Drama (8 Volume set)

By: Brewer, Rev. E. Cobham

Price: $375.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

Lovely set-- leather at corners and spine. Dark brown with gilt printing to faces and spines. Contents pristine with no cracking to hinges, no names or writing and bright gilt to all edges. Books are quite large with each volume measuring 9-1/4"x12". There is a small bit of corner wear in spots and a bit of wear at spines, but overall this is a set that was well cared for by it's previous owner -- in fact, it It appears that he has applied a leather dressing Books were published as a new version of the original "Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories" by the same author and is as valuable now as it was then for content, as it supplies the reader in encyclopedic fashion wih short accounts of the characters, plots and, in some instances, derivation of famous stories and epic poems. You will see many that are instantly recognizable from Longfellow's Evangeline to the Waverly novels.To add to the appeal, the books are also beautifully illustrated with a combination of wood engravings, typogravures, photogravures and etchings.

Title: Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and Drama (8 Volume set)

Author Name: Brewer, Rev. E. Cobham

Categories: Reference, Literature,

Publisher: New York, Selmar Hess: 1902

Binding: Hard Cover Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No DJ, as Issued

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 18499

Keywords: Literature Reference. Classic Literature. Epic Poetry. Classic Fiction