The Oxford Chronology of English Literature

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete), quarto size, 1339 total pp. Fine. Item #CNJL1372

This extensive reference work sets forth, chronologically, the works published in the English language from 1474 to 2000. This work grew out of a prior work of the Press, the "Annals of English Literature" and presents similar information in a more expanded format; the set includes "nearly 30,000 works by more than 4000 authors, covering fiction, poetry, drama, literary scholarship, and non-fiction" (n.b., from the web site of the Press).

As is stated in the book's introduction: "[t]he 'Chronology' offers a carefully selected digest of the printed record of English literature from 1474 to the year 2000, enabling readers to view a substantial sampling of printed publications in time and in relation to other contemporaneous works...[i]ts greater value, it is to be hoped, lis not just in the number and range of works selected for inclusion, but in the core bibliographical and contextual information, culled from a wide range of sources, contained in the notes to many individual titles."

This set the first printing, it was offered by the Press at just under $400 and is currently out of print.

___DESCRIPTION: Quarter red faux leather with orange cloth boards, gilt lettering inside ruled border on the front board, gilt lettering on the spine, beige endpapers, text in three columns, original red ribbon markers in both volumes; quarto size (11" by 8.75"), pagination: Volume I: [i-viii] ix-xxviii [xxix-xxx] [1-2] 3-816; Volume II: [i-x] 1-483.

___CONDITION: Volumes are fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, both with strong text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; both volumes with white stickers from the OUP with publication information on the rear boards.

___POSTAGE: Please note that this is a large and heavy set, and therefore additional postage will apply; please inquire for details.

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Price: $200.00

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