CHARACTER SKETCHES OF ROMANCE, FICTION AND THE DRAMA -1892 Leather, Profusely Illustrated, Beautiful
Brewer, E. Cobham, Rev.,CHARACTER SKETCHES OF ROMANCE, FICTION AND THE DRAMA, New York: Selmar Hess, 1892. Revised American edition full morocco hardcover w/gilt titling and tooling, four raised bands, possibly reconditioned, 4to (11.5 x 8.750), a.e.g., very good+, n.a., v.1: 408 pp., v.2: 408 pp., v.3: 408 pp., v.4: 384 pp., 4 vol. total 1608 pp., (index). Spines and corner leather apparently reconditioned but very well and beautifully done, vol.4 has a repaired chip at the head, hinges are reinforced, as would be expected in such weighty tomes, no foxing, soiling or staining noticed, moire end-papers are of the highest quality.
Chromatographic frontis', Illustrator: A.E. Abbey, dozens of spectacular b/w full page plates by a myriad of other period artists and illustrators, all four volumes are solid and tight. Much more than just four volumes of a complete antiquarian set; these books are works of art in their own rite. They are simply beautiful. Quite the distinguished sector of Captured Tyme!