1901 Rare Book bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe - Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by De Quincey.
Author: Thomas De Quincey.
Title: The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. And other Essays.
Publisher : London: Macmillan & Co Limited, 1901.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 6 ".
Pages : xix-460 pages.
Binding: Attractive, exquisite, and very good half leather binding bounded by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, small repaired tear in inner margin of title page - as shown).
The book: A very attractively bound edition of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) -- an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight..."
The binder: Sangorski & Sutcliffe is a firm of bookbinders established in London in 1901. It is considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century, famous for its luxurious jeweled bindings that used real gold and precious stones in their book covers.
The author: Thomas Penson De Quincey (15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work, De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.
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