Hours in a Library. By Leslie Stephen. New edition, 3 vols., 8vo, 19cm, pp.xiii]1],376; pp.[vi],376; pp.[vi],368, ads, London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1899.
Terracotta cloth, titled and stamped in gilt. Bookplate in each volume. A near fine set.
Reprinted from Fraser's magazine, The Fortnightly Review, and Cornhill Magazine. Contents v. 1: De Foe's novels. Richardson's novels. Pope as a moralist. Sir Walter Scott. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Balzac's novels. De Quincey. Sir Thomas Browne. Jonathan Edwards. Horace Walpole -- v. 2: Dr. Johnson's writings. Crabbe. William Hazlitt. Disraeli's novels. Massinger. Fielding's novels. Cowper and Rousseau. The first Edinburgh reviewers. Wordsworth's ethics. Landor's imaginary conversations. Macaulay -- v. 3: Charlotte Brontë. Charles Kingsley. Godwin and Shelley. Gray and his school. Sterne. Country books. George Eliot. Autobiography. Carlyle's ethics. The State trials. Coleridge.