This antiquarian set was featured last week on bpd; It didn't sell, but now you can win them:
"Great Men And Famous Women: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches Of The Lives Of More Than 200 Of The Most Prominent Personages In History" edited by Charles F. Horne. Published by Selmar Hess, New York, 1894. Complete in eight volumes.
68 photogravures with tissue guards (including the frontispieces), 126 wood engravings and typogravures and many text illustrations. Many of these illustrations are full page.
Three-quarter leather bindings with raised bands on spine. Gilt lettering and design on covers and spine. Pebbled cloth inset. Marbled endpapers.
Interior pages of these volumes are in terrific shape, paper is white and bright. Illustrations look as good as the day they were printed. There is wear to the leather, especially at the tops and bottoms of spines.
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