The Oxford History of English Literature [Nearly Complete Set, 14 of 15 Volumes, Hardcover, lacking only The English Drama 1586-1642]


Nearly complete set comprised by (14) volumes (of 15 published). Editions and printings vary; most are printings from the late 1940s through the '60s, several from as late as 1990. Bindings differ in height by up to 1/4", but all volumes are uniformly bound in dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt; 11 of the volumes are in dust jackets (5 in tan and rust, 3 tan and blue, 2 tan, 1 rust). All volumes show light to modest shelf wear, lightly handled, all with clean and unmarked interiors beyond several owner signatures or book plates except as noted below, ranging from VG to (mostly) Near Fine; dust jackets generally show mild shelf/edge wear (VG to Near Fine). What follows are the actual titles of the volumes in our set (some were re-issued with variant titles, though their texts are identical): (I) Middle English Literature 1100-1400 (Bennett and Gray); (II) Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century (Bennett); (III) English Literature at the Close of the Middle Ages (Chambers) [aka Malory and 15th-Century Drama, Lyrics and Ballads]; (IV) English Literature in the Sixteenth Century (Lewis) [some neat underlining]; (V) The English Drama 1485-1585 (Wilson and Hunter); (VI) LACKING; (VII) English Literature in the Seventeenth Century (Bush) [some neat underlining]; (VIII) English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century (Sutherland) [aka Restoration Literature]; (IX) English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century (Dobree); (X) The Mid-Eighteenth Century (Butt and Carnall) [aka The Age of Johnson]; (XI) English Literature 1789-1815 (Renwick) [aka The Rise of the Romantics]; (XII) English Literature 1815-1832 (Jack); (XIII) The Victorian Novel (Horsman); (XIV) Victorian Poetry, Drama, and Miscellaneous Prose 1832-1890 (Turner); (XV) Eight Modern Writers (Stewart) [aka Writers of the Early 20th Century: Hardy to Lawrence].

Title: The Oxford History of English Literature [Nearly Complete Set, 14 of 15 Volumes, Hardcover, lacking only The English Drama 1586-1642]

Author Name: Bennett, J. A. W., and Douglas Gray, H. S. Bennett, E. K. Chambers, C. S. Lewis, F. P. Wilson and G. K. Hunter, D. Bush, James Sutherland, Bonamy Dobree, J. Butt and G. Carnall, W. L. Renwick, Ian Jack, Alan Horsman, Paul Turner, J. I. M. Stewart

Categories: Literature: Novels/Stories, Drama, Modern 1sts,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Oxford and New York, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: VG+

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 039372