LOVELY SET OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB
LAMB, Charles. The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb. Edited by Percy Fitzgerald. London: John Slark, 1882. Six volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tan polished calf, raised bands, gilt-decorated spines, morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $1600.
Lovely set of the works of Lamb, including his correspondence with Coleridge, Wordsworth and Hazlitt.
“No figure in literature is better known to us than Lamb. His writings, prose and verse, are full of personal revelations… He numbered among his earliest friends Coleridge, Southey, Wordsworth, and among his later Proctor, Talfourd, Hood, Leigh Hunt, Hazlitt, Crabb Robinson… No man was ever more loved by a wide and varied class of friends” (DNB). Frontispiece portrait in the first volume.
Faint foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume. A lovely set, finely bound.