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Series 37 - Altemus Library


 
 
Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Topic:
Altemus Library
1892 - 1895
Varied reprint editions
Series Number:
Volumes:
Formats:
37
41
4

 


Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Sesame and Lilies Ruskin, John  
2 Pleasures of Life Lubbock, John  
3 Essays of Lord Francis Bacon with Memoirs and Notes Bacon, Francis  
4 Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus  
5 Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheridion Long, George  
6 Emerson's Essays, First Series Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
7 Emerson's Essays, Second Series Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
8 Cranford Gaskell, Mrs. E.C.  
9 Of the Imitation of Christ Kempis, Thomas A.  
10 Vicar of Wakefield Goldsmith, Oliver  
11 Chesterfield's Letters, Sentences and Maxims Chesterfield, Lord  
12 Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Jerome, Jerome K.  
13 Tales From Shakespeare Lamb, Charles and Mary  
14 Natural Law in the Spiritual World Drummond, Henry  
15 Addresses (Drummond) Drummond, Henry  
16 My Point of View Shephard, William  
17 Scarlet Letter (For more information click here) Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
18 Representative Men Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
19 My King and His Service Havergal, Frances Ridley  
20 Reveries of a Bachelor (For more information click here) Marvel, Ik  
21 House of the Seven Gables Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
22 Dream Life Marvel, Ik  
23 Rab and His Friends Brown, John  
24 Essays of Elia Lamb, Charles  
25 Sartor Resartus Carlyle, Thomas  
26 Heroes and Hero Worship Carlyle, Thomas  
27 Ethics of the Dust Ruskin, John  
28 Window in Thrums Barrie, J.M.  
29 Mosses from an Old Manse Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
30 Twice Told Tales Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
31 Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher  
32 Sketch Book Irving, Washington  
33 Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales Kingsley, Charles  
34 Undine Fouque, De La Motte  
35 Wonder Book Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
36 Balzac's Shorter Stories Balzac, Honore de  
37 Two Years Before the Mast Dana Jr., Richard  
38 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin  
39 Weird Tales Poe, Edgar Allan  
40 Crown of Wild Olive Ruskin, John  
41 Tom Brown's School Days Hughes, Thomas  

 

Henry Altemus      Format: 1      Volumes: 1 - 41
Cloth with various gold, silver and multicolored designs which are different for each book. Gold or silver gilt tops. In 1892 the books came in boxed sets or in dust jackets. After 1892 this format was not boxed but the books did have dust jackets. 6 x 4.25.

Henry Altemus      Format: 2      Volumes: 1 - 41
Half crushed levant, gold tops and boxed. 6.25 x 4.50.

Henry Altemus      Format: 3      Volumes: 1 - 41
Half genuine English calf with gold tops. Boxed. 6.25 x 4.50.

Henry Altemus      Format: 4      Volumes: 1 - 41
"Renaissance binding". Very fancy morocco. Boxed. These books were $4.00 when they were introduced in 1894. 6.5 x 4.25.

Series Notes:
1. No priority between formats 1, 2 and 3.
2. Books #1-18 were published in 1892.
3. Initially the books were also sold in multivolume boxed sets (1892). Set #1- 3,6,7; Set #2- 4,5; Set #3- 1,2; Set #4- 14,15; Set #5- 9,16; Set #6- 8,10
4. Books #1-30 were published in 1893.
5. Books #1-32 were published in 1894.
6. This series was published until 1897.
7. In 1893 certain volumes were bound in full English calf. #1,2,9,13,15,20,22

 

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6 Later

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13 Dust Jacket

13 Dust Jacket

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21- 1893

21- 1894

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26 Dust Jacket

26 Dust Jacket

 

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37

39

40

41

 

Format 2 Half Levant

Format 3 Half Calf

Format 3 Half Calf

Format 3 Half Calf

 

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