1862-74 The Works of Thomas De Quincey
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Complete in sixteen volumes published by Adam and Charles Black. Comprising of: Volume I: Confessions of An English Opium Eater (1862) Volume II: Recollection of the Lakes and the Lake Poets (1862) Volume III: Last Days of Immanuel Kant and Other Writings (1871) Volume IV: The English Mail Coach and Other Writings (1863) Volume V: Dr Samuel Parr or Whiggism in Its Relations to Literature (1862) Volume VI: Richard Bentley and Other Writings (1863) Volume VII: Protestantism and Other Essays (1863) Volume VIII: Leaders in Literature With a Notice of Traditional Errors Affecting Them (1863) Volume IX: The Caesars and Other Papers (1862) Volume X: Style and Rhetoric and Other Papers (1862) Volume XI: Coleridge and Opium Eating and Other Writings (1863) Volume XII: Speculations Literary and Philosophic. (1862) Volume XIII: The Art of Conversation and Other Papers (1863) Volume XIV: Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803 (1862) Volume XV: Biographies of Shakespeare, Pope, Goethe and Schiller and On the Political Parties of Modern England (1863) Volume XVI: Suspiria de Profundis Being a Sequel to the Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Miscellaneous Writings (1874) Twelve plates in total, comprising of a frontispiece to volume I, a frontispiece and three vignettes to volume II, Frontispiece to volume III, frontispiece to volume IV, Frontispiece and vignette to volume V, frontispiece to volume VI, frontispiece to volume VII, frontispiece to volume VIII, frontispiece to volume IX, frontispiece to volume X, frontispiece to volume XV and a folding plate. Thomas de Quincey was an English essayist best known for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater. It is believed this work inspired the tradition of addiction literature in the West.
In uniform half calf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to spines. Heavier rubbing to the head and tail of spines as well as to the extremities. Front hinge to volumes I, II, IV, V, VI, VIII, X, XII, XIII, XIV are slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge to volumes III, VI, VII, IX, X, XIII are slightly strained but firm. Small loss to head of spine to volume IV and XIII. Small loss to tail of spine to volume V. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with spots to the first and last few pages.
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