8 Antique 1894 Great Men & Famous Women 1st Edition Sketch Engraving Books Hess



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Set of 8 Antique 1894 Great Men & Famous Women Illustrated volumns by Selmar Hess. Includes Soldiers and Sailors, Statesmen and Sages, Workmen and Heroes and Artist and Authors.

A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of The Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History. Edited by Charles F. Horne. Published by Selmar Hess, 1894. This is the rare and collectible First Edition. The set is complete in eight volumes

Biographies include Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, San Houston, Frederick The Great, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Moses, Socrates, John Adams, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, King Arthur, Leif Ericson, Marco Polo, Ulysses, General Custer, Marie Antoinette, Robert Browning, John Bunyan, Thomas Carlyle, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Goethe, Oliver Holmes, Homer, Victor Hugo, Plato, Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Copper, Daniel De Foe, Schiller, Voltaire, Michael Angelo, Beethoven, Leonardo Da Vinci, Mozart, Rembrandt, and many more.


Good overall antique condition, wear and distressing commensurate with age and use, edge and corner wear, foxing.


12" x 9.5" x 1"