The Essays of Elia, Charles Lamb, c1910, Leather, Rare


In StockIn StockOut of stock
Out of stock

Shop with confidence. 100% Secure Checkout

visamasterdiners clubdiscoveramerican expresspaypaleloshopify payapple paygoogle pay
Order in the next to get it between and hoursminutes
The Essays of Elia

by Charles Lamb

- ♦ -


- ♦ -

Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London

Copyright: No date printed, circa 1910

Essays of Elia is a collection of essays written by Charles Lamb; it was first published in book form in 1823, with a second volume, Last Essays of Elia, issued in 1833 by the publisher Edward Moxon.

The essays in the collection first began appearing in The London Magazine in 1820 and continued to 1825. Lamb's essays were very popular and were printed in many subsequent editions throughout the nineteenth century. The personal and conversational tone of the essays has charmed many readers; the essays "established Lamb in the title he now holds, that of the most delightful of English essayists." Lamb himself is the Elia of the collection, and his sister Mary is "Cousin Bridget." Charles first used the pseudonym Elia for an essay on the South Sea House, where he had worked decades earlier; Elia was the last name of an Italian man who worked there at the same time as Charles, and after that essay the name stuck.

Condition: This book is in very good condition. Hardcover. Leather. Red, textured leather with wonderful gilt embossing. Hand tooled dentelles on spine with elaborate floral motifs. Raised bands. Cover shows signs of shelf wear with some rubbing along edges, hinges and head/tail of spine. Red, hand marbled endpapers. Front bears an elegant book plate that reads "Mabel and H. Hiram Weisberg". Interior has a frontispiece of Charles Lamb with tissue guard intact. Text block is pristine. All page edges gilt. Magnificent.

Book came from the Mabel and H. Hiram Weisberg estate. They were a philanthropist couple from Syracuse, NY.

293 pages

Book ships with insurance.
Not enough items available. Only [max] left.
Add to WishlistBrowse WishlistRemove Wishlist
Shopping cart

Your cart is empty.

Return To Shop

Add Order NoteEdit Order Note
Estimate Shipping
Add A Coupon

Estimate Shipping

Add A Coupon

Coupon code will work on checkout page