The collected works of Charles Lamb, eighteenth-century writer and essayist.
With introduction and notes by Alfred Ainger
Edition de luxe, limited to 675 sets.
Charles Lamb (1775 ? 1834) was an English essayist, best known for his many works on the life and plays of Shakespeare.
Lamb is perhaps best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764?1847). Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as the most lovable figure in English literature.
Alfred Ainger (1837 ? 1904) was an English biographer and critic. He wrote memoirs of Thomas Hood and George Crabbe, but is best known for his biography of Charles Lamb and his edition of Lamb's works in 6 volumes (1883?88). He was a contributor the Dictionary of National Biography, writing the entries on Lamb, Alfred Tennyson, Frederick Tennyson, Charles Tennyson Turner and George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier, under the initials "A.A.".
Containing The Essays of Elia (Volume I), The Last Essays of Elia (Volume II), Poems Plays and Miscellaneous Essays in Two Volumes (Volumes III and IV), Mrs Leicester's School and Other Writings in Prose and Verse in Two Volumes (Volumes V and VI), Tales from Shakespeare (Volume VII); Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger (Volume VIII), and his Letters in four volumes (Volumes IX-XII).
Complete in twelve volumes.
In blue cloth binding with gilt detailing to spine.Externally smart, with just a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to half title of Volume I. Pages are bright, but with some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.
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