1862-63 The Works of Thomas De Quincey
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Fourteen volumes of original sixteen, with volumes fifteen and sixteen missing. Nine of the fourteen volumes have engraved frontispieces. Volumes include: v. 1. Confessions of an English opium eater. v. 2. Recollections of the lakes and lake poets. v. 3. Last days of Immanuel Kant and other writings.-v. 4. The English mail coach and other writings. v. 5. Dr. Samuel Parr and other writings. v. 6. Richard Bentley and other writings. v. 7. Protestantism, and other essays. v. 8. Leaders in literature. v. 9. The Caesars, Essenes, and other papers. v. 10. Style and rhetoric and other papers. v. 11. Coleridge and opium-eating and other writings. v. 12. Speculations literary and philosophic. v. 13. Logic of political economy and other papers. v. 14. Autobiographical sketches, 1790-1803. Ex Libris Louis Stomeyer Little, a 19th century surgeon who worked in China for many years and was a pioneer of Cholera treatment. Thomas de Quincey was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an Opium-Eater. Along with his opium addicted, debt was one of De Quincey's primary constraints, and he pursued journalism as a way to pay his bills. He contributed to many magazines which including his reminiscences of the Lake Poets, later regarded as some of his most important works.
In full calf bindings with gilt detailing to spines by Hatchard and Co. Externally, very smart with some rubbing. Personal Ex Libris plate to front pastedown of each volume. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with the occasional scattered spot.
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