LESLIE STEPHEN’S LITERARY CRITICISM, ILLUSTRATED WITH 53 PLATES, HANDSOMELY BOUND
STEPHEN, Leslie. Hours in a Library. New York and London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons and Smith, Elder, 1899. Three volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full brown morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $850.
“New Edition” of Stephen’s erudite literary criticism, illustrated with 53 plates, handsomely bound.
The father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, Sir Leslie Stephen served as the first editor of the monumental Dictionary of National Biography. His erudition and critical insight also fill these volumes, as he offers wide-ranging commentary on such authors as Defoe, Richardson, Pope, Balzac, Jonathan Edwards, Johnson, Disraeli, Rousseau, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot. First published 1874-79.
Scattered light dampstaining in Volumes II and III. A near-fine set, handsomely bound.