New First Edition of THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB in 5 Volumes, 1875
Antique Leather Books, New First Edition of THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB in 5 Volumes, 1875
New First Edition of THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB in 5 Volumes, 1875 | Full Title: THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB in 5 Volumes. The Letters of Charles Lamb with a Sketch of his Life by Sir. Thomas Noon Talfourd, D.C.L., One of his Executors | Published in New York by W.J. Widdleton, 1875 | Leather bound with marbled boards and gold gilt lettering and decoration to spine; Bound / Rebound by noted bookbinder R.W. Smith | Interior is clean and bright | Decorative Tooling; Gold Gilded Decoration and Lettering on Spine | Binding is tight & intact | Approx. Dimensions: 9″ H x 6″ W |
Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children’s book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847).
Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the centre of a major literary circle in England. He has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as “the most lovable figure in English literature”.