"Choice Literature of the English Language, with Lives and Portraits of the Authors" edited and compiled by W.W. Birdsall et. al.. Published by the International Publishing COmpany, 1898.
200 text illustrations, 150 half tone portraits. Covers authors such as Poe, Emerson, Tennyson, Twain, Coleridge, Dickens, Shelley, Longfellow and dozens more.
Large volume, 8 inches by 10 inches with 672 pages. Cover design and illustrations show a bit of fading, but many of the colors are still strong. Some edgewear, mostly at corners. Hinges show some loosening, but the binding is holding tight.