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THE UNIVERSAL ANTHOLOGY A COLLECTION OF THE BEST LITERATURE ANCIENT 33vols 1899

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Seller: mtcmama1 (1,580) 99.4%, Location: Blythewood, South Carolina, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 152312325953 THE UNIVERSAL ANTHOLOGY: A COLLECTION OF THE BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT, MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES [LIMITED EDITION COMPLETE IN 33 VOLUMES] VG+ 2 Hardcover The Clarke Company, Limited London 8vo 8" - 9" tall 1899 Limited Edition Antique Literature Biography Color Plates. 7.5" x 10.5". Edition Nationale. Condition: Bound in green cloth with printed spine labels. A small number of volumes show occasional white spotting, which is most prominent on front cover of final volume. Two pages of blank preliminary pages in second volume display tearing. Spine of volume XXXII has faint water markings to spine label and minor loss at bottom of rear spine edge. Books, with gilt top edge, are otherwise in excellent condition. Work is illustrated with plates with captioned tissue guards, including a large number of color frontispieces. Authors; Editor: Alois Brandl, Leon Vallee, Richard Garnett - Richard Garnett C. B. Was a scholar, librarian, biographer and poet. He was son of Richard Garnett, an author, philologist (historical linguist) and assistant keeper of printed books in the British Museum. Born at Lichfield in England, and educated at a school in Bloomsbury, he entered the British Museum in 1851 (the year following his father's death) as an assistant librarian. In 1875, he became superintendent of the Reading Room, in 1881, editor of the General Catalogue of Printed Books, and in 1890 until his retirement in 1899, Keeper of Printed Books. His literary works include numerous translations from the Greek, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese; several books of verse; the book of short stories "The Twilight of the Gods" (1888, 16 stories; 12 stories added in the 1903 edition) ; biographies of Thomas Carlyle, John Milton, William Blake, and others; "The Age of Dryden" (1895) ; a "History of Italian Literature"; "English Literature: An Illustrated Record" (with Edmund Gosse) ; and many articles for encyclopaedias and the Dictionary of National Biography. He also discovered and edited some unpublished poems of Shelley ("Relics of Shelley," 1862) and edited the republication of the newly discovered poetry collection "Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire" in 1898. His poem "Where Corals Lie" was set to music by Sir Edward Elgar as part of Sea Pictures and was first performed in 1899. Long interested in astrology, in 1880 he published a monograph on the subject, "The Soul and the Stars," in the University Magazine under the peusdonym "A. G. Trent"; ill health prevented him from writing more on the subject. The writer, critic and editor Edward Garnett was his son, the translator Constance Garnett was his daughter-in-law, and the Bloomsbury Group writer David (Bunny) Garnett was his grandson. Heavy set over 100lbs..

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