"WHAT IS READING, BUT SILENT CONVERSATION"
LAMB, Charles. [Works]. London: Macmillan, 1901-08. Seven volumes. Small octavo, 20th-century three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $1600.
The works of Lamb, including his correspondence, essays, poems and plays.
"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, [and] Wordsworth… No man was ever more loved by a wide and varied class of friends" (DNB). Includes a biography by Alfred Ainger. Bookplates.
A beautiful set in fine condition, bound by Riviere.