Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama



Exquisitely bound four volume set detailing the most important and striking characters of the world's literature. Olive green cloth covers with intricate gilt floral decoration on front cover, titles in gilt on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrations include photogravures, etchings, wood engravings and typogravures, each are tissue guarded. Each volume with a full page color frontispiece: Ichabod Crane, La Cigale, The Death of Minnehaha and Katrina van Tassel. Volumes measure 9.5 x 11.5 inches each, approximately 400 pages each. A very clean and crisp example, just some mild spots of wear and soil. A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook.
  • Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
  • Rev. E. Cobham Brewer; Marion Harland, Editor
  • Selmar Hess, 1892