Set of twenty-five(25) antiquarian Victorian era (1899) first-edition illustrated volumes of The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature. Published in New York by Globe Publishing. Royal Edition Deluxe.
The Ridpath library of universal literature is a biographical and bibliographical summary of what the editor (John Clark Ridpath) considered the world's most eminent authors. The volumes include extracts and masterpieces from their writings. The titles in this series include (but are not limited to):
- Horatio Alger, Jr.
- William Lisle Bowles
- Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson
- Johann Heinrich Voss
- Saint Augustine
- Mohammed Baber
- Jean Jacques Casanova de Seignault
- Benvenuto Cellini
- Benjamin Franklin
- Ulysses Simpson Grant
- Queen Victoria
- Walt Whitman
- Henry Adams
- John Russell Bartlett
- Pierre Baudelaire
- Emile Zola
- Henry David Thoreau
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Victor Hugo
- Aesop, and many others
In EXCELLENT! antique condition, all of the volumes have a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating. Internal pages show MODERATE! foxing (given the age of the tomes) with all text clear and legible, all imagery bright and vivid. Books contain NO! ripped, torn or missing pages, NO! margin notations and NO! dog-eared corners. Green cloth boards show some blemishes, spots of discoloration and wear to the edges and corners. Spines show some wear and rubs, with all text still clear and discernible.
Approximate measurements: each hardcover volume measures 6" x 8-7/8" | NO dust jackets.
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