The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries). Charles Lamb, William Macdonald, Charles Robinson C. E. Brock, Winifred Green, Herbert Railton.
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)
The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)

The Works of Charles Lamb (12 volumes complete, 1903, finely bound, extra illustrated with plates from the 18th and 19th centuries)

London: J. M. Dent, 1903. Hardcover. Published 1903, 12 volumes, finely bound in dark blue morocco gilt marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spines. About fine condition. All of the published illustrations produced for these volumes have been colored by hand; in addition, some of the old 18th-19th century copperplates insert have also been hand colored, most likely in 1903, but possibly back in the day. This is NOT the large paper edition limited to 200 copies, but the regular octavo edition, gussied up for the carriage trade. In most volumes there are well over a dozen inserted plates -- probably close to 150 inserted plates (possibly more) altogether. Various illustrators were employed for each volume: Vol. I and II illustrated by C. E. Brock, Vol. III is extra illustrated, but there are no illustrators for this volume, only black and white portraits, vol. IV illustrated by Brock as is vol. V; vol. VI (Tales from Shakespeare) has reproductions of the original illustrations, hand colored, as well as being extra illustrated with plates from 18th-19th century editions of Shakespeare, vol. VII, Stories for Children, illustrated by Winifred Green and Charles Robinson, in-text and plates colored by hand; vol. VIII, Poetry for Children, has fewer extra illustrations, but is well illustrated by Winifred Green and also with plates from the original editions, all colored by hand, vols. IX and X (Speciments of the English Dramatic Poets) have black and white portrait plates and is also extra-illiustrated; vols. XI and XII (The Letters) have some colored in-text illustrations by Herbert Railton, as well as many extra-illustrated plates -- many of which are portraits. Other plates throughout the set are views of Scotland, London, England etc. A very handsome set with hardly any wear. Near Fine. Item #H3695

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