English Men Of Letters Johnson, Scott, Gibbon, Shelley by John Morley

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English Men Of Letters Johnson, Scott, Gibbon, Shelley

Edited by John Morley

Macmillan and Co., 1882, half leather library binding, decorated end papers and edges, 

Good Condition, cloth starting to lift, old institute sticker inside front cover (1898), leather on edges rubbed and worn, (see photographs)

Four individually written biographies bound together in cloth and leather.  English Men of Letters was a series of literary biographies written by leading literary figures of the day and published by Macmillan, under the general editorship of John Morley. The original series was launched in 1878, with Leslie Stephen's biography of Samuel Johnson, and ran until 1892

Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen, 1882

Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton, 1884

Gibbon by James Cotter Morison, 1880

Shelly by John Addington Symonds, 1881