New York and London: Scribner and Welford; Swann Sonnenschein, 1890.
Hardcover. Very good. 2 volume set, 5 x 7.25 in., bound in 3/4 leather and marbled boards with marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, spines with raised bands and black and red leather labels. Leather scuffed at extremeties, otherwise a fine set, tightly bound and clean. Frontis portrait of De Quincey in Volume I. De Quincey (1785 –1859) was an English writer, essayist, and literary critic, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). This set includes essays on subjects as diverse as Greek literature; German language and philosophy; Malthus, Ricardo, and the science of political economy; the English in India and China; Swedenborgianism, amd Shakespeare.