Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1901.
Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Item #11381
1901 gift inscription on flyleaf, otherwise slight wear. Crisp hardcover.; Fine Binding, red half morocco, six compartment spine with gilt lettering and decor, marbled paper boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. "The long continued popularity of the work and its very friendly and personal character have led the publishers to reissue it with an enrichment of portraits and facsimiles of autograph letters, drawn, by the courtesy of Mrs Fields, from the collection begun by Mr Fields and continued by her. Since this voume may be regarded as containing much first-hand material for the formation of knowledge regarding the authors treated in it, it seems especially fit that it should be accompanied by illustrations drawn also from original sources. Boston, Autumn, 1900" - Publisher's Note. Contains seven author biographies by the publisher and author James T Fields: Pope, Thackeray, Hawthorne, Dickens, Wordsworth, Miss Mitford, and "Barry Cornwall" [Bryan Waller Procter]. First printing of this attractive illustrated edition of 1901 in fine binding. ; vi, 419 pages.
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