Henry Altemus, Philadelphia (1895), (1895). Henry Altemus, Philadelphia (1895). Green cloth, Silver design on front cover and silver lettering. Evoked with rare sensuality, the minutiae of everyday life – a card game in "Mrs Battle's Opinions on Whist", the ritual of saying "Grace Before Meat", the perils of lending books in "The Two Races of Men" – are all grist to his mill. Essays of Elia certainly lends itself to repeated reading, and when Lamb's popularity was at its height, his Victorian and Edwardian readers could recite entire passages. Thanks to this elegant new Hesperus edition, Charles Lamb's forgotten masterpiece is ripe for rediscovery.
Charles Lamb, one of the most engaging personal essayists of all time, began publishing. Very Good / NO DJ. Item #931
Publisher Henry Altimus1895,Very Good, tight, clean. ownership label front end paper. small stain on front cover. Green cloth, Silver design on front cover and silver lettering.