Little Classics Edited by Rossiter Johnson, 9 volumes

Johnson, Rossiter (editor)

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company/Riverside Press, Boston, MA/Cambridge, MA, 1880
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Set of 9 volumes [4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 17 of the series] of the Little Classics from Houghton Mifflin and the Riverside Press. All bound in green cloth with fading gilt stamped titles to spines, and a leaf-patterned design incorporating the series title to the outer 60% vertically of each front cover. Authors from these books include: Dickens, Thackerey, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Poe, Longfellow, Burns, Tennyson, Disraeli, Lytton, Ludlow, Spofford, Ouida, Reade and Holmes among many others. All books show 1/8" wear to both spine ends, and inturned and lightly worn corner tips. All are tight, clean and unmarked in very good condition except as noted: 1) #4, Life, c1874, 25th ed, 208pp, front free endpaper missing and page 15/16 laid in loose; 2) #5, Laughter, c1874, 23rd ed, 218pp, 3 line inked inscription to 1st blank leaf, stains to bottom edge of page 104/5, still readable; 3) #6, Love, c1874, 21st ed, 235pp, 3 inked line to ffep; 4) #7, Romance, c1875, 17th ed, 230pp, 5 inked lines to 1st blank leaf, corner torn (laid in loose) of page 133/4, all text present; 5) #9, Comedy, c1875, 20th ed, 227pp, bookplate of Louise Betts Edwards to inside front cover, printed with both name and classical figure, cornucopia and a swastika design in 2 places, blank leaf after ffep is torn out, page facing title page is torn along spine halfway down, still intact; 6) #10, Childhood, c1875, 20th ed, 227pp, same bookplate as Comedy but placed on ffep, marginal tick marks to one story "Marjorie Fleming"; 7) #11, Heroism, c1875, 18th ed, 243pp, pages 119-122 laid in loose but intact, book opens flat and has loose stitching still holding at pages 144/45; 8) #13, Poems Narrative, c1875, 19th ed. 230pp, 3 inked lines to 2nd blank leaf; and 9) #17, Humanity, c1880, 264pp, 3 lines inked to ffep and lovely shadow from an impressed (not present) monarch butterfly perfectly centered along spine crease across front free endpapers, showing wings on both sides, light yellowing spots to a few margins. Media mail included. Please contact us for priority or international shipping. Ships in 24 hours in a cardboard box. Bookseller Inventory # 004097

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Title: Little Classics Edited by Rossiter Johnson, ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company/Riverside Press, Boston, MA/Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 1880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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All items are as described and considered to be on approval. Notice of return must be made within 10 days unless specific arrangements are made. Pennsylvania residents will be billed state sales tax. Prints and the Paper, Hatfield, PA 19440, USA, 215-872-5242,

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