Henry Altemus Company


Series 150 - Popular Series of Famous Authors

Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Popular Series of Famous Authors
1893 - 1893
Varied reprint editions
Series Number:


Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Addresses (Drummond) Drummond, Henry    
2 Scarlet Letter (For more information click here) Hawthorne, Nathaniel    
3 The House of Seven Gables Hawthorne, Nathaniel    
4 Mosses from an Old Manse Hawthorne, Nathaniel    
5 Twice Told Tales Hawthorne, Nathaniel    
6 Reveries of a Bachelor (For more information click here) Mitchell, Ik (Donald G.)    
7 Dream Life Mitchell, Ik (Donald G.)    


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Half vellum with stereotyped pattern. Right half of the front cover is red, beige, lavender, blue or pink and has one of 7 different gold gilt patterns. 6 x 4.25.

Series Notes:
1. Although there is only one format, these volumes can be dated as earlier or later based on the ads in the back of the book. The Altemus Library is listed in the back with varying numbers of titles. I have seen 20, 21, 22, and 30 titles listed.

It is uncertain which Altemus Library list (20, 21, or 22) is the earliest for any particular book but it is known that a list of 30 titles is a later book.

As of this time I have documented the following:
Reveries of a Bachelor-20 titles
Dream Life-21 titles
House of Seven Gables, Scarlet Letter, and Addresses-22 titles

2. In 1894 this series was renamed Famous Red and White Books Series and more books were added to it.



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#7 Variant


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