Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Great Men and Famous Women: SOLD


"Great Men And Famous Women: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches Of The Lives Of More Than 200 Of The Most Prominent Personages In History" edited by Charles F. Horne. Published by Selmar Hess, New York, 1894. Complete in eight volumes.

68 photogravures with tissue guards (including the frontispieces), 126 wood engravings and typogravures and many text illustrations. Many of these illustrations are full page.

Three-quarter leather bindings with raised bands on spine. Gilt lettering and design on covers and spine. Pebbled cloth inset. Marbled endpapers.

Interior pages of these volumes are in terrific shape, paper is white and bright. Illustrations look as good as the day they were printed. There is wear to the leather, especially at the tops and bottoms of spines.

  • Volumes I and II: Soldiers And Sailors
  • Volumes III and IV: Statesmen And Sages
  • Volumes V and VI: Workmen and Heroes
  • Volumes VII and VIII: Artists And Authors

A sampling of the biographies and illustrations contained within:

Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Moses, Socrates, John Adams, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, King Arthur, Leif Ericson, Marco Polo, Ulysses, General Custer, Marie Antoinette, Robert Browning, John Bunyan, Thomas Carlyle, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Goethe, Oliver Holmes, Homer, Victor Hugo, Plato, Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, Daniel De Foe, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, San Houston, Frederick The Great, Schiller, Voltaire, Michael Angelo, Beethoven, Leonardo DaVinci, Mozart, and Rembrandt.