1886 - A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches
By William Francis Collier, LL. D.
T.Nelson and Sons, London
The author, William Francis Collier, made know his objectives in the Preface: ".... to shew how the books, which we prize among the brightest of our national glories, have grown out of human lives - rooted oftener, perhaps, in sorrow than in joy; and how the scenery and the society, amid which an author played out his fleeting part, have left indelible hues upon the pages that he wrote".
Note the “Contents” section as the detail within this book.
In a brown embossed cloth cover with gilt to spine, binding tight, some small notation to front endpaper/ & name inscription dated 1888, clean pages white inside in very good condition, moderate wear to board/ spine from time/use, 550pp.
Rare/Scarce book. Online only finding in a museum in Great Britain.
Size: 5” x 7 1/4”
One which the English lit major/ or anyone with strong interest in literature would be interested in!