ELIA: First Series (and) ELIA: Second Series. Charles Lamb.

ELIA: First Series (and) ELIA: Second Series.

London: Edward Moxon, 1835. "New Edition" Hardcover. 2 volumes; [4], 340; xiii, [1], 295 pp.; full 19th-century calf by J. Clarke, spines gilt in compartments, red and green morocco lettering pieces, all edges marbled, marbled endpaper. Slight rubbing to joints and edges, minor scuffing to boards, foxing to versos of endpapers and blank endsheets, old owner name to front blank leaves, overall very good. Very good. Item #20758

Handsome edition of Lamb's essays, first published in 1823 (first series, as "Elia: Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine") and 1833 (second series, as "Last Essays of Elia") and considered among the greatest examples of the form. Lamb died in 1834.

Price: $250.00

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