Dictionary of National Biography
1921/1922 complete in 22 volumes
Hardbacks in dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettered spines, each volume 16 × 24 × 4.5 cms.
Not signed but each volume carries the bookplate of the British Federation of Women Graduates at Crosby Hall.
The Dictionary of National Biography began in 1882 as an ambitious project spearheaded by George Smith to produce a biographical dictionary of prominent figures from Britain and Ireland from the earliest of times up to 1900. The efforts of hundreds of contributors resulted in a 22 volume alphabetical series containing thousands of biographies.
In good general condition with some wear and scuffing to the covers, with some vertical creasing to the spines. The contents are in good condition, with a small degree of yellowing to the page edges and endpapers, and a handwritten pencil number to each pre-title.
Postage will be expensive for overseas buyers, with courier delivery in two parcels. Europe will be £18.50, USA and Canada at £95.00 and Australia and Japan and £130.00.