Half-hours with the best authors.: Knight, Charles.

Half-hours with the best authors.

Knight, Charles.

Published by Charles Knight 1847?48], [London, 1847
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First edition: Engaging periodical compilation of poetry, history, Christian meditations, natural history, art and literary criticism, biography, and fiction, set forth in => 52 weekly issues meant to be consumed in half-hour portions, with each weekly number containing seven half-hours. (Indices and quarterly title-pages are bound in here.) Knight, who was devoted to books and to literature from the time he was a small child, was a much-admired printer and publisher, as well as an author, reformer, and would-be educator: Many of his publishing endeavors were aimed at improving and enlightening the working class. Binding: Publisher's textured brown cloth, covers blind-stamped with muse motif and title, spines with gilt-stamped title and blind-stamped decorations. Bookcloth is Krupp style Wav3. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). 4 vols. in 2. I: Frontis., engr. t.-p., [2], 312 pp., frontis., engr. t.-p., [2], 312 pp. II: Frontis., engr. t.-p., [iii]?iv, 312 pp., frontis., engr. t.-p., [iii]?iv, 316 pp. NSTC 2K7731. On Knight, see: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online. On binding cloth, see: Krupp, Bookcloth in England and America, 1823--50, p. 43. Binding as above: lightly worn overall with some fading, vol. II spine head with traces of a strip of cloth tape. Ex?social club library: 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpaper, pressure-stamp on title-page, no other markings. Paper slightly embrittled (more so in second volume), with a few short edge tears. Externally ordinary; internally worthwhile. Bookseller Inventory # 26860

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Title: Half-hours with the best authors.

Publisher: Charles Knight 1847?48], [London

Publication Date: 1847

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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