The Essays of Elia and Eliana
Published by G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., London (1913)
Item Description: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., London, 1913. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Reprint Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
BOHN'S POPULAR LIBRARY SERIES "The first series of the delightful 'Essays of Elia,' after appearing in a magazine, were collected and published in book form in 1823, and the second series were produced before the end of 1825. As a boy, Lamb had heard a great deal about a clerk named Elia, 'a light hearted foreigner'; the name was signed in fun at the end of the first of the celebrated essays, and retained throughout the series. James and Bridget Elia were drawn from the brother and sister of the author."
Brown cloth boards faded and scuffed . Gilt titles and decoration. 1913, 16mo, xxii, 520pp.Pages tanned and occasional spotting, no rips or tears no inscriptions. William Clowes and Sons Printers.