The Casquet of Literature: Being A Selection in Poetry and Prose from the Works of the Most Admired Authors.

  • Gibbon, Charles, ed.
  • London: Blackie & Son 1878


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6 vols., 8vo, pp. x, [ii], 400; viii, 384; viii, 384; viii, [ii], 384; viii, 384; viii, 388 + engraved title-pages in each vol. and 42 other engraved plates. Later half dark blue morocco, red and black patterned cloth boards, spines divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, second and fourth compartments gilt-lettered direct, the others with central diamond-shaped gilt tools, marbled edges and endpapers. A few tiny areas of rubbing, particularly to joints. Ownership inscription of Ruth H. Munro Scott dated 1943 to endpapers, along with a gift inscription to Rosalie in the same hand dated 1944 in vol. 1.


An attractive copy of an early reprint of this anthology, edited by Charles Gibbon (1843-1890) and first published 1873-4.

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