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The Works of Robert Burns; with An Account of His Life, and Criticism of His Writings” is a comprehensive collection that pays homage to Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Published in 1813 by T. Cadell and W. Davies in London, this seventh edition spans four volumes, offering an in-depth exploration of Burns’s life, his extensive correspondence, and his celebrated poetry. The set begins with a detailed account of Burns’s life and a critical analysis of his works, providing valuable insights into the man behind the iconic poems. Subsequent volumes compile Burns’s general and specific correspondence, showcasing his thoughts and interactions, along with miscellaneous poetry and pieces that were previously published, plus some notable additions.
1965: The Works of Lewis Carrol, edited and introduced by Roger Lancelyn Green, illustrations by John Tenniel
Collection of the works of Lewis Carroll, edited and introduced by Roger Lancelyn Green, and illustrated by John Tenniel. It includes classic tales such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as well as lesser-known works like Sylvie and Bruno. The volume is a vintage classic, published in 1965 by Paul Hamlyn and printed in Czechoslovakia by Svoboda, Prague. It is a large, green cloth hardcover with lettering on the spine, and comes with a dust jacket that shows signs of wear. The book is signed on the inside cover, indicating it was a Christmas gift in 1967.
This three-volume set of “The Complete Works of Henry Fielding” includes all of the author’s novels, plays, and miscellaneous writings, as well as a memoir of the author by Thomas Roscoe. The set is illustrated with twenty etchings of steel by George Cruikshank and was published by Bell and Daldy in London in the midto late 1800s. The volumes are bound in brown leather with five raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering on paper inserts (missing from volume III). The set is in very good condition, with marbled endpapers and some foxing on the endpapers. The edges are gilt on top, with deckles fore edges and untrimmed bottom edges. There is some rubbing and wear around the edges of the cover boards and spine folds, but no writing or other markings in the book.