Men Of Mark A Gallery Of Contemporary Portraits




Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street.





Item Description

TWO VOLUMES IN ONE. 4to. 8.75 x 11 inches. [First Series], [8] + 36 pp. letterpress; Second Series, [4] + 36 pp. letterpress. Separate title page and pagination for Second Series. Bound in early half brown morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Marbled boards. All edges gilt. A little wear to extremities, some foxing of fly leaves, scattered elsewhere; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 73 mounted Woodburytypes, including frontispiece. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Two series of a collection of fine Woodburytype photographic portraits of some eminent Victorians, the subjects by no means confined to Britain. Their numbers include Richard Burton, Lord Lytton, Samuel Plimsoll, Sir Garnet Wolseley, Cardinal Manning, John Everrett Millais, the Earl of Shaftesbury, John Bright and W. H. Russell, in the First Series; Frederick Leighton, Victor Hugo, the Marquess of Salisbury, James Nasmyth, Joseph Bazalgette, Jules Verne, Heinrich Schliemann and Gustave Dor? in the Second Series. The compiler, Thompson Cooper (1837-1904), FSA, a Roman Catholic convert, was a parliamentary reporter and biographer, who was the most prolific contributor to the original Dictionary of National Biography. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE

[Stock No. 25702]

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