“London”, Edited by Charles Knight in Half Leather Bindings, 1841-1844

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We sold this item at auction for $2400
 in September, 2023.

This illustrated anthology, comprising six volumes and printed from 1841 to 1844, features half leather bindings and illustrations. Edited by Charles Knight, a noted figure in 19th-century publishing, the collection presents a varied selection of literary genres, such as poetry, essays, historical narratives, and biographies.

Comprising a diverse selection of literary works, including poetry, essays, historical accounts, and biographies, Knight’s edited collection reflects the intellectual richness of Victorian London. Each volume is elegantly bound in half leather with ornate gilt decorations, adding to its aesthetic appeal.

Charles Knight & Co.

Charles Knight & Co. was a prominent publishing firm located at Ludgate Street in London during the 19th century.

Founded by Charles Knight, a pioneering figure in England’s publishing industry, the firm played a significant role in shaping the landscape of Victorian literature and knowledge dissemination.

Charles Knight & Co. was known for its efforts in making literature accessible to a wide audience through innovative publishing initiatives. One of its notable contributions was the publication of the Penny Magazine, a groundbreaking periodical aimed at providing affordable reading material to the masses.

The Importance of a Complete Set of Books

As a sidenote, having all volumes in a set of antique books like this is crucial for collectors and enthusiasts alike. A complete set of books ensures that readers can fully immerse themselves in the breadth of the collection, experiencing the evolution of ideas and themes across multiple works.

Additionally, a complete set enhances the value and completeness of the collection as a whole, preserving its integrity and historical significance.

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