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Series 85 - Famous Red and White Books Series

Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Famous Red and White Books Series
1893 - 1894
Varied reprint editions
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Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Addresses (Drummond) Drummond, Henry  
2 Scarlet Letter (For more information click here) Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
3 House of the 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.)  
8 Of the Imitation of Christ Kempis, Thomas A.  
9 My King and His Service Havergal, Frances Ridley  
10 Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher  
11 Sketch Book Irving, Washington  


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Half vellum with gold gilt decorative pattern. Right half of the cover has gold gilt decorative patterns with the name of the book also in gold gilt. Each book has a different right sided pattern. See pictures.

Series Notes:
1. This series initially was called Popular Series of Famous Authors when it was first published in 1893.
2. Books #1-7 were first published in 1893. Books #8-11 were published in 1894.
3. All eleven titles were reprinted in this format at least until 1896.
4. There is only one format but earlier books list 32 volumes for the Altemus Library in the ads in the back. Later books list 41 titles in the Altemus Library.










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