1857 Rare Victorian Book - The Prose Works of Longfellow Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Sir John Gilbert, illustrator.
Title: The Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Complete in One Volume. With illustrations by John Gilbert.
Publisher: London, George Routledge and Co., 1857. New Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English
Size: 6.5" X 4.5".
Pages: iv-506 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full red morocco leather gilt decorated binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some foxing - mainly on the preliminary pages and last pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the eight nice full-page illustrations by Sir John Gilbert.
The book: A rare Victorian 1857 edition of "The Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," beautifully illustrated by Sir John Gilbert. This edition, published by George Routledge and Co., showcases Longfellow's compelling prose accompanied by Gilbert's exquisite full-page illustrations, bringing the text to life. A notable collection for its combination of engaging prose and artistic illustrations, it is a prized possession for collectors and admirers of Victorian literature.
The author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was an American poet and educator, one of the most renowned figures in 19th-century American literature. Known for his lyric poetry which often presented American history and mythology in a romantic light, Longfellow's works, including "The Song of Hiawatha" and "Paul Revere's Ride," have become staples of American literature. Sir John Gilbert (1817–1897), the illustrator, was an English artist, well known for his works in illustration and painting, contributing greatly to the visual representation of Victorian literature.
The illustrator: Sir John Gilbert RA (21 July 1817 – 5 October 1897) was an English artist, illustrator and engraver.
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