London: Henry G. Bohn. 1846. Second edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in light brown half calf over marbled boards, titled in gilt to spines. Minor edgewear, slight scuffing and rubbing to extremities, a little bumped here and there but solid, strong and durable. Edges speckled red, top edges dusty. Internally clean, green endpapers, minor spotting throughout. Ink ownership to front flyleaf. Actually a fascinating and informative survey of various milestones in European literary history, however the chief interest in thses books lies in the fact that they are both from the library of Ernest Shackleton and bear his signature to the front pastedown of each volume. The signature in volume I is dated 1921, the start year of the Shackleton-Rowlett expedition to the Antarctic upon which he died. An interestng survival. Item #42250
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