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English Humorists

by Thackeray, William Makepeace

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1902. Book. Fair. Leatherette. Reprint. 16mo - 6 in Tall.. 320 pp. Worn, binding split at front, half-inch rubbed stripe along more of front cover's fore edge, head and foot of spine chipped, but spine titling complete. Gilt lyre and oak leaf cluster on front cover still bright. Dark red leatherette, which is starting to detach from front board. Text clean. Some pages in mid section have corner creases. Frontispiece of Thackeray and title page present but detached. Chapter titles: Swift; Congreve and Addison; Steele; Prior, Gay and Pope; Hogarth, Smollett and Fielding; Steine and Goldsmith. Introduction by George Ansel Watson..


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