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Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey in 14 Volumes, 1896

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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey in 14 Volumes by David Masson. London: A. & C. Black, 1896. Calf leather and marbled paper bound gilt hardcovers with gilt top edges. A complete set of antique leather bound books of the collected writings of Thomas De Quicey. The first volume has a tissue protected portrait of De Quicey taken from a painting by Sir J. Watson Gordon which is hung in the National Gallery in London. The preface includes an engraved illustration of De Quincey's cottage at Lasswade. The second volume has portraits of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. It is thought that by publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West. David Masson (1822-1907) was the Emeritus Professor of English literature at the University of Edinburgh, a literary critic and a historian. NPT Books a division of N.P. Trent Antiques has a large collection of used and out of print books on art, architecture, decoration and antiques with a focus on 1st editions, signed and limited editions.

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    Light foxing and toning. Please refer to dealer for a condition report.
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  • Dimensions
    H 7 in. x W 16.5 in. x D 5 in.H 17.78 cm x W 41.91 cm x D 12.7 cm
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    Kinderhook, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    12-124
  • Sold As
    Set of 14
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    LU2605111885281
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