1891-93 Imaginary Conversations Poems, Dialogues in Verse, and Epigrams The Longer Prose Works
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
In ten volumes. With the publisher's original cloth boards and spines bound in to the rear of each volume. With a frontispiece to each volume. A collection of the works of Walter Savage Landor. Containing; 'Imaginary Conversations', complete in six volumes. 'Poems, Dialogues in Verse, and Epigrams', complete in two volumes. 'The Longer Prose Works', complete in two volumes. Landor was an English author, best known for his work 'Imaginary Conversations'. He was known for influencing the next generation of literary reformers, including Charles Dickens, and Robert Browning. He has often been described by critics as being a 'poet's poet', his poetry style being very sensitive. He also contributed political articles to journals, mostly being from an anti-Pitt standpoint. 'Imaginary Conversations', are collections of fictional conversations between historical figures, many of whom are from classical Greece and Rome. It was this work that brought his fame and respect during his life. They include conversations between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Washington and Franklin, Leofric and Lady Godiva, Diogenes and Plato, and more. 'Poems, Dialogues in Verse, and Epigrams' contains 'Count Julian', 'The Death of Clytemnestra', 'The Madness of Orestes', 'Andrea of Hungry', 'Fra Rupert', 'Regeneration', 'From the Phocaeans', and more. 'The Longer Prose Works' contains 'Citation and Examination of William Shakespeare', 'Pericles and Aspasia','The Pentameron', and criticisms.
In a full mottled calf binding, with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spines, resulting in a little lifting to the heads. Minor rubbing to the extremities and raised bands. A few light marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. With a clipping of a portrait of Landor tipped in to the verso to the front endpaper of Volume I of 'Imaginary Conversations'. Offsetting to page viii and the facing page of 'Longer Prose' Volume I.
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