Item #31766 Familiar Quotations: 4 early volumes; Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and Phrases in Common Use [etc.]. John Bartlett.

Familiar Quotations: 4 early volumes; Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and Phrases in Common Use [etc.]

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1865, 1875, 1882, 1898. Various editions. Hardcover. Each variously paged (from 480p to over 1100p), no ills. Occasional toning from material laid in. The 1865 edition is rebound in old half leather and marbled boards; the others are all in their original cloth bindings. Very good except as noted. Item #31766

(1)  Fourth edition, 1865 (1st pub. 1863).  The first volume published by Little, Brown (earlier volumes were privately printed).  Rubbed; small piece missing from bottom of front joint but binding is very sturdy.  Endpapers browned, foxed.   Ink birthday inscription, 1874.  (2)  Seventh edition, 1875.  Hole torn out of front endpaper, ca. 1/2 x 1 inch.  This volume is uncommon.  (3)  Eighth edition, 1882.  Slightly shaken.  (4)  Tenth edition, 1898 (1st pub. 1891).  The 34th thousand. A great resource for the history of literary tastes--or at least one man's taste.  Sold as a group.  Shipping/handling will be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering.

Price: $200.00

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