Set of twenty (20) volumes of antiquarian first-edition (1901) books. Universal Classics Library published by Walter Dunne, London, England. This is the complete set.
The twenty (20 volumes in this full series are:
- The Earl of Chesterfield Letters to His son (on the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a gentleman) Volumes I and II
- French Belles-Lettres (1840-1870) authors Paul Scarron, Count Volny, Prosper Mérimée, Gustave Flaubert, Alphonse de la Martine with a special introduction and biographical notes by Joel Benton
- English Belles-Lettres from 901AD to 1834 various authors
- Persian and Chinese Letters being The Lettres Persane by Charles Louis Baron de Montesquiue. Translated by John Davidson and The Citizen of the World by Oliver Goldsmith. Introduction by Oliver H.G. Leigh
- Oriental Literature: The Dabistan (School of Manners). The religious beliefs, observances, philosophic opinions and social customs of the Nations of the East. Translated from the original Persian by David Shea and Anthony Troyer both Members of the Royal Asiatic Society. Introduction by A.V. Williams Jackson, Professor of Indo-Iranian languages Columbia University.
- The Diary of John Evelyn edited from the original manuscripts by William Bray, Fellow of the Antiquarian Society Volumes I and II. Introduction by Richard Garnett LL.D. of the British Museum
- Government of Dependencies (an Essay) author Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bart. with an introduction by Jacob Gould Schurman, A.M., D.Sc, LL.D.
- Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency, author Duke of Saint-Simon, translated by B ayle St. John, special introduction by Léon Vallée - Volumes I and II
- Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin compiled by Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Compte de Mirabeau with a special introduction by Oliver H.G. Leigh
- Memoirs of the Emperor Napoleon compiled by Madame Junot Duchesse d'Abrantés, Volumes I, II and III.
- The Rights of War and Peace including The Law of Nature and of Nations with Notes and illustrations from political and legal personna, Grotius
- Secret Memoirs of Princess Lamballe being her journals, letters and conversations during her confidential relations with Marie d'Antoinette. Includes original and authentic anecdotes of the Royal Family and other distinguished personages during the French Revolution. Edited and annotated by Catherine Hyde, Marquise de Gouvion Broglie Scolari in the confidential service of the unfortunate princess. Introduction by Oliver H.G. Leigh
- Hebraic Literature. Translations from The Talmud, Midrashim abd The Kabbala. Special Introduction by Morris H. Harris, D.D.
- Improvement of the Understanding of Ethics and Correspondence by Benedict de Spinoza with an Introduction by Frank Sewall A.M.
Fabulous and complete set of antiquarian books for the European history buff.
Condition: Books are in overall excellent condition for a set of 1901 first printings. The cloth spines show wear, spots of discoloration and small tears. The green cloth boards also show spots of wear, rub and discoloration. Internal pages show the expected foxing for newsprint of the period. Japan vellum overleaves show NO! rips or tears. All text is clear and legible, all imagery bright and vivid. Books all have strong, sturdy spines and bind with NO! pages separating. Internal pages show NO! rips, tears or creases, NO! margin notations and NO! dog-eared corners.
Approximate measurements: each volume in the set measures 6-1/2" x 9-3/8" | hardcover | NO dust jackets.
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