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CHAMBERS'S CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE [four volumes] A History, Critical and Biographical, of

CHAMBERS'S CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE [four volumes] A History, Critical and Biographical, of (Used)

by Chambers, R, Editor.


Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 10864, 10864


London: Chambers 1889, two volumes, large heavy 8vo, three-quarters calf, ribbed spine, marbled edges, 823+831pp, woodcuts and plates throughout. Besides being a massive reference, the arrangement and selection of texts makes this entertaining as well. Sold with: Chambers. - THE BOOK OF DAYS. A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with The Calendar. Including Anecdote, Biography & History. Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character. London: Chambers 1863, two volumes, large heavy 8vo, extra gilt cloth with cont calf spines, marbled ep's, tp's rubricated, 832+839pp, illustrated with woodcuts in the text, old scrape to spine of volume two o/w a handsome set in very good condition. Mystic memory; Edward Gibbon; the history of Good Friday; facts of Shakespeare's birth; Cagliostro; Hearne the Antiquary; church bells; curiosities surrounding the execution of Charles the I; Saint Anthony; primitive almanacs; etc & etc, incredible detail. Chambers was a zealous and indefatigable compiler of historical fact and literary curiosity. For the average reader his book are overwhelming compendiums of knowledge in tiny print, meticulously organized. Along with his Encyclopedia of English Literature, these two titles are his most famous and compendious titles, he edited or wrote many others. Both titles offered here are in very good to fine condition, most sets on the market are damaged, ex-lib, rebound or in England.

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The House of Owls The House of Owls
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Yale University Press

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Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

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Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition. Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
Grant, Kenneth

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The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

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