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(For sale also in full calf and half calf binding.)
AKENSIDE per BALLADS ~BEATTIE - BURNS
BUTLER BYRON CAMPBELL CHATTERTON CHURCHILL COLERIDGE COLLINS
DRYDEN FALCONER - GAY
1 vol. 3 vols. 5 " 6 1 vol. 3 vols. 2 9 66 1 vol. 3 vols. 3 " 10 6 5 " 1 vol. 3 vols.
Each work sold separately.
This Collection, of which one hundred and twenty-eight volumes are already issued, is intended to embrace the works of the most distinguished authors, from Chaucer to Wordsworth, with selections from the minor poets; accompanied with biographical, historical, and critical notices and portraits, – the whole forming a far more complete, elegant, and cheap edition of the British Poets than has ever appeared before.
The numerous testimonials to the excellence of this series, which the publishers have received, both from the press and the public, in all parts of the country, would seem to indicate that a popular want has been met this edition, which is universally acknowledged to be the best ever issued, both in point of editorship and mechanical execution.
Notices of the Press.
“We cannot speak too highly in praise of this edition the only one that deserves the name of 'complete' — of the British Poets."- Boston Daily Advertiser.
“We really know nothing more worthy of the cordial support of the American public than the Boston edition of the English Poets.”— New York Times. .
“A fairer printed, a more tasteful, or more valuable set of books, cannot be placed in any library.” – New York Courier and Inquirer.
“ The best, the most permanently valuable, the most convenient, and the cheapest edition of the standard poetical literature of Great Britain ever published.”—Home Journal.
“We regard it as the most beautiful and convenient library edition of the British Poets yet published.” — Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
“We do not know any other edition of the English Poets which combines so much excellence.” — Bibliotheca Sacra.
“Of the typographical beauty and literary accuracy of this edition, the most flattering things have been said by the most competent authorities, and we have rarely witnessed such complete unanimity among critics as this Boston enterprise has elicited.” — Ballou's Pictorial.
The volumes are the exact size and style of LITTLE, BROWN & Co.'s edition of the “ British Poets," and sold at the same price, --seventy-five cents per volume, in cloth.
(For sale also in full calf and half calf binding.) The want of a neat and uniform edition of these Essays, the productions of the best writers of the English tongue, has long been felt, and the present issue is intended to supply the deficiency
The volumes are of convenient size, handsomely printed from the last English edition, and the price is such as to recommend them to the favor of the public, and especially of those who are engaged in making selections for school and college libraries.
Notices of the Press. “ These works, the flower of the best English literature for a century, merit a place in every library. They have borne a large office in the culture of mind and style for past generations, and for our elders now upon the stage ; and we can wish for those entering active or literary life, access to no purer, or more copious, or more stimulating fountains of thought, sentiment, and motive, than are here." - North American Review.
“The judgment of the most competent and respected authority has been passed upon these works, and has decided that they are eminently worthy of being kept in constant use." - Christian Examiner.
“ The value and popularity of the works included in this series will increase as those who read the English language become cultivated, and wish for compositions of the highest rank. For school and family libraries, these books are just what is needed; they are of convenient size, and attractive outward appearance, — their contents are models of composition, their spirit is liberal and manly, — their tone and influence moral and religious, without cant, or a weakness of any kind.” — Boston Transcript.
“It is superfluous to praise the Essays, — they are by general consent esteemed models of pure English style, and are full of entertainment, knowledge of the world, and moral instruction,--they will be read with pleasure as long as the English language lives.” - New York Commercial Advertiser.
“No greater service can be done in the cause of good letters than the extensive dissemination of these standard compositions. They embrace the best models of style in the English language.” Boston Daily Advertiser.
“ As models of English prose they stand unrivalled, and deserve a place in every library, public or private, but especially in every school and town library in the country.”
“ A series of standard works, the value and popularity of which have only increased with time.”- New York Times.
“No more desirable edition has ever been published.”. New York Evening Post.