Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Great Men and Famous Women - A Series Of Pen And Pencil Sketches Of The Lives Of More Than 200 Of The Most Prominent Personages In History [COMPLETE SET]

New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. First edition. Softcover. Small Folio. 68 Vols. Original illustrated wraps with elaborate decorative border and four portraits on cover, as issued, some issues with text and publisher's device. Sold by subscription only.

Extraordinary set with original photogravure per issue, printed to heavy paper with captioned tissue guards. Includes renderings of Gustav Doré, Ludwig Thiersch, Seymore Lucas, Ludwig Brown, Ulpiano Checa, Henri-Paul Motte, Paul Delaroche, Hermann Kaulbach, Jean Léon Gérome, Gustave Boulanger, Zoe-Laure de Chatillon, Theophile Gide, H. T. Wells, Florent Willems, Thomas W. Shields, and others. Includes photogravure of The Dewey Triumphal Arch. Includes portraits of Theodore Roosevelt and Hans Christian Anderson among many others. Each issue with text contributions and additional illustrations.

Water damage in margins, lightly affecting gravures and other pages of vol. 8, similar with vols. 15, 18, 22, 33, 35, 36, 42, 47, 49, 51, 53, 68. Issue 66 with wrappers detached but present. Some fraying and chopping along edges of wrappers. Extra shipping costs accrue. fair to very good. Item #51711

Price: $175.00

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