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1929 ESSAYS of ELIA Charles Lamb FINE BINDING Rare Antique Leather Book Old Vol

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Seller: treerain (3,418) 100%, Location: Dunkirk, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 190653268649 treerain store Fine Leather Binding by Riviere! Beautiful edition of this literary classic! The Essays of Elia. With Introduction and Notes by Alfred Ainger. Publication Date: 1929 Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited Author: Lamb, Charles Binding: Beautifully bound in full crimson polished calf leather. Buttery smooth and supple. Hand-bound & stamp-signed by Riviere & Son of London. Fine Condition. 5 raised spine bands with gilt accents, as well as elaborate gilt floral designs in spine compartments. Highly gilded spine. Two contrasting leather spine labels, both of which remain bright. Two gilt borders to front and back boards, as well as a gilt portrait of Lamb on the front board. Elaborate gilt dentelles. All Edges Gilded and Bright. Beautifully marbleized endpapers, which remain free from Ex Libris plates and free from signatures. Binding is solid. Fine Condition. Volume measures 7" x 4 7/8". Description: xxvi, 425pp. Text is clean and crisp. In 1820 Lamb invented the pseudonym for his first essay, about the work place of his brother, by taking the name of a clerk no longer employed there. The pseudonym stuck, however, and it allowed Lamb to develop a persona with which he examined a variety of subjects with celebrated humor and style. Probably Lamb's best work, though he is also remembered for his children's versions of Shakespeare and Homer which he wrote with his sister Mary (who became his charge after she had a bout of insanity in 1796 and killed their mother). "The prose essays under the signature of Elia form the most delightful section amongst Lamb's works." "They are carefully elaborated; yet never were works written in a higher defiance to the conventional pomp of style. A sly hit, a happy pun, a humorous combination, lets the light into the intricacies of the subject [Lamb] gives an importance to every thing, and sheds a grace over all" (Allibone, 1050, 1049). PAYMENT: Payment may be made via paypal. Payment must be received within 7 days of auction close, and we would appreciate some sort of contact within 3 days. Non-Paying Bidder Warnings as well as Fraud Complaints will be filed if the situation warrents these actions. Merchandise paid by check may be held for (10) business days until such funds clear. SHIPPING: All of our books are very carefully wrapped and packaged, and are only shipped in well-padded boxes.We never use flimsy mailers. We do not charge for handling. We strive to ship within a day or two of payment received, however there are occasions when unforeseen situations may arise, thus delaying shipment for an extra day or two. This rarely happens. 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Our photographs, templates & descriptions are protected material, and are not to be used without prior written consent from Treerain Books. If you choose to steal these from us, you will be reported. We rarely send out Second Chance Offers. If you receive one, either from us or any other seller, be sure to look in your ebay account to make sure it is legitimate, as many of them are not. Third-party scam artists like to send out fraudulent second-chance offers and request payment via wire transfer. Report them to ebay and then ignore them. We appreciate you stopping by, and will continue to offer the best books, with reasonable prices below the current rates. Remember, No Junk Here! Powered by eBay Turbo ListerThe free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Binding: Leather, Subject: Literature & Fiction, Printing Year: 1929, Topic: Classics, Origin: English, Special Attributes: Signed, Year Printed: 1929

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