Title: Miniature Library of The Poets. [in Oak Case...
Publisher: London: W. Kent & Co.
Publication Date: 1881
Book Condition: Very Good
Twenty-four near miniature hardback volumes in wooden oak case and original black paper label with gilt title "Miniature Library of the Poets". This complete set comprises of the works of Shakespeare in 12 volumes and the poems of Burns, Hood, Milton, Scott, Longfellow and Wordsworth, each in two volumes. Some minor offsetting to preliminary pages, else pages all clean bright and tight. Book sizes each approx 7.5 x 10.5 cm. Uniformly bound in original full blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Single embossed border to front and back covers. All edges gilt. Decorative floral patterned endpapers. Books all clean and smart. Some minor rubbing to cloth on ends of spines. Housed in the original roll-front wooden miniature bookcase (326 x 239 x 123 mm). Polished Oak wood case with rolling tambour front shutter. In very good condition with very good wooden case (case in very good condition, door moves open and closed). Neat ink inscription to rear side of case "Rosie Annie Cooke, with best wishes from H.C.P. Septmeber 1882". An enchanting presentation set in its functional and attractive cabinet. It is believed that a quarter of a million of Kent's Miniature Library of the Poets were bought in five years in the 1880's. Few have survived in such original condition. Seller Inventory # 5120