New York: Pafraets Book Co., N.D., Circa 1900.
Edmonton Edition. Leatherbound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. Limited to 250 sets, this is #90. Printed on hand-made paper. Bound in full olive green morocco leather, with top edges gilt, raised bands, & gilt tooling on covers & spines. Illustrated throughout. Very good. Item #1359
A very fine set!
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the centre of a major literary circle in England. He has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as "the most lovable figure in English literature"