The Letters of Charles Lamb, with A Sketch of His Life; The Prose Works of Charles Lamb; Final Memorials of Charles Lamb: Consisting Chiefly of His Letters not Before Published, with Sketches of Some of His Companions. Charles Lamb, Thomas Noon Talfourd.
The Letters of Charles Lamb, with A Sketch of His Life; The Prose Works of Charles Lamb; Final Memorials of Charles Lamb: Consisting Chiefly of His Letters not Before Published, with Sketches of Some of His Companions

The Letters of Charles Lamb, with A Sketch of His Life; The Prose Works of Charles Lamb; Final Memorials of Charles Lamb: Consisting Chiefly of His Letters not Before Published, with Sketches of Some of His Companions

London: Edward Moxon, 1837; 1838; 1848. First edition thus; Early Reprint; First edition thus. Hardcover. 7 vol. 8vo. [7], viii-x, [1], 2-335, [5]; [5], 2-338, [2] (pages of publisher's advertisements), [4]; [7], 4-356, [4]; [5], 2-340, [2]; [3], vi-xiii, [4], 2-295, [3]; [7], viii-xii, [1], 2-223, [5]; [5], 2-239, [5] pp. Three-quarter later nineteenth-century green morocco over marbled boards with the spines in six compartments, spines lettered and decorated in gold; top edges gilt. Each volume with a green ribbon bookmark. Uniformly bound by Zaehnsdorf. The Prose Works of Charles Lamb lacks their half-titles. Each volume of The Letters of Charles Lamb is illustrated by a frontispiece portrait of Charles Lamb, volume two with a plate, another portrait of Charles Lamb, taken from a copper engraving. A gift inscription and letter on the free front endpaper of the first volume of the Prose Works, "To Pauline Babcock, from her loving Grandfather ... Dec. 1 1899". In his letter, Pauline's grandfather, Martin, praises Charles Lamb for his intellect and his literary prowess. Lowndes 1300. Oxford DNB, Peter Swaab, "Lamb, Charles (1775–1834)". Moxon printed a full run of Charles Lamb's works. This set has the first editions of The Letters of Charles Lamb and Final Memorials of Charles Lamb. The Prose Works is an early reprint. This set does not have Moxon's edition of Lamb's Poetical Works. Charles Lamb was an important literary figure in eighteenth-century Britain. He was a popular essayist and friend to notable literary giants like Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Keats. An attractively bound collection of Charles Lamb's works. Near Fine. Item #00009677

A Near Fine set with a touch of rubbing to the corners and joints.

Price: $500.00