1903-05 The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
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Fine Binding, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Complete in seven volumes.
A later two volumes were produced on The Life of Charles Lamb, this set is only the original seven volumes.
Frontispiece of Charles Lamb to volume I and II. Frontispiece and numerous plates to volume III. Frontispiece and two plates to volume IV. Frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations to volume V. Frontispiece and three plates to volume VI. Frontispiece and numerous plates to volume VII.
Collated, all volumes are complete.
I Miscellaneous Prose 1798-1834
II Elia and the Last Essays of Elia
III Books for Children
IV Dramatic Specimens and the Garrick Plays
V Poems and Plays
VI Letters 1796-1820
VII Letters 1821-1834
These works were edited by E V Lucas, an English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher and poet. He edited many works and was on the staff of Punch for many years.
Charles and Mary Lamb co-authored many works. This collection contains works they produced together such as Tales From Shakespeare in addition to their individual endeavours.
In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Front hinge to volume III is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to the edges. Heavy spotting to the foredges of volumes V, VI and VII. Corners of pages 57-60 and 93-96 have been removed, with the page number missing and affecting several words per leaf to volume III. Chipping to edge of pages throughout volumes II and III. Scattered spots to endpapers and found throughout volumes III-VII. The odd spots to volumes I and II.
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