1859. Item #76634
ALLIBONE, S. Austin. A CRITICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, And British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, From the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1859. 3 volumes. Containing 30,000 biographies and literary notices, with forty indexes of subjects. Consecutive pagination to 3140. 4to., half black morocco, marbled paper sides, spine in 6 gilt-adorned compartments, all edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to boards and the expected amount of leather edgewear; gilt and bookblock staining remain bright. Marginal foxing to volume 1 only, else volumes are clean and crisp within. A nice set. Very good.