22 Oxford University Press World's Classics

1910–1918, inc D G Rossetti, Anne Bronte, Robert Herrick; poetry, prose and drama. All in an attractive art nouveau binding


Various, including William Morris, S T Coleridge, George Herbert, Thomas Carlyle...


Oxford University Press, London, 1910
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Printing Details

This is a collection of 22 World's Classics titles from the Oxford University Press, each one bound in green cloth with charming art nouveau gilt decoration to spine and top edge gilt. Most date from around the early 1910s. Each book measures 15.5 × 9.5cm, for pagination see below. The books are (in no particular order):

1. Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning and The New Atlantis. (1913, 275pp). Light wear to the cloth but very good.

2. The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (1912, 391pp). Light wear to the cloth but very good.

3. Elizabeth C Gaskell, Lizzie Leigh and Other Tales. (1913, 478pp). Very good condition.

4. The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith. (1912, 280pp). Good condition, slight corner creasing to pages.

5. The Poems of George Herbert. (1912, 277pp). Mottled fading to boards.

6. D G Rossetti, Poems and Translations. (1914, 492pp). A good copy with puckering and surface marks to title page and prelims, otherwise very nice.

7. Poems by William Morris. (1914, 526pp). Faded spine but contents good.

8. The Poems of Matthew Arnold 1849–1867. (1912, 414pp). Light wear to covers, otherwise good.

9. Marlowe's Faust & Goethe's Faust, Part 1. (1915, 235pp). Good condition.

10. Gilbert White, The Natural History of Selborne. (1913, 263pp). Very good condition.

11. Poems of Robert Herrick. (1913, 402pp). Slightly dulled covers otherwise good.

12. Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. (1906, 480pp). Blotchy front cover, contents good.

13. Poems by E B Browning. (1913, 428pp). Very good.

14. Lord Macaulay, The Lays of Ancient Rome with Ivry and the Armada. (1913, 113pp). Very good.

15. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays. (1909, 354pp). Poor as the front hinge is open so the binding is loose.

16. Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present (1913, 331pp). Good but the rear board is scuffed.

17. Anthony Trollope, The Three Clerks. (1914, 547pp). Good.

18. Poems of Robert Burns. (1913, 607pp). Very good.

19. W Peacock, Selected English Essays. (1918, 543pp). Fair condition, some dulling to cloth.

20 & 21. Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution. (2 vols) (1912, 501pp + 496pp).

22. Six Plays by Contemporaries of Shakespeare. (1915, 595pp).


All but one are in strong readable condition, there is some light rubbing to the cloth or fading to the gilt to a few books. Most have a neat previous owner's signature to the endpapers or pastedown. Please read above, and view the images.

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