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Great Men and Famous Women
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 • New York, Selmar Hess, publisher • 1894 first edition, 1899 reprint
[Originally issued in 68 parts, by subscription and bound into 8 volumes.]

Original photogravures, wood-engravings and typogravures 110-115 years old.

Sheet size (most, from 1894 first edition): approximately 11.5 x 8.5 inches
Sheet size (some, from 1899 reprint): approximately 12 x 9.5 inches
Image sizes vary

Please click on the thumbnails below for an enlarged view.
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, thus only the scannable portion is shown.

ARTISTS AND AUTHORS • VOLUME VII
Also available: Soldiers and Sailors, Statesmen and Sages, and Workmen and Heroes.
The First Meeting of Dante and Beatrice
The First Meeting of Dante and Beatrice

Henry Holiday

Photogravure
$10
Homer Reciting the Iliad
Homer Reciting the Iliad

J. Coomans

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
The School of Athens
The School of Athens

Raphael

Wood Engraving
$15
Octavia Overcome by Virgil's Verses
Octavia Overcome by Virgil's Verses

Jean Ingres

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Petrarch and Laura Introduced to the Emperor at Avignon
Petrarch and Laura Introduced to the Emperor at Avignon

Vacslav Brozik

Photogravure
$10
Chaucer and the Canterbury Pilgrims
Chaucer and the Canterbury Pilgrims

Corbould

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Tasso and the Two Eleanors
Tasso and the Two Eleanors

F. Barth

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Shakespeare Arrested for Deer Stealing
Shakespeare Arrested for Deer Stealing

J. Schrader

Wood Engraving
$10
A Dinner at the House of Molière at Auteuil
A Dinner at the House of Molière at Auteuil

George-Gaston Mélingue

Photogravure
$10
Oliver Cromwell Visits Milton
Oliver Cromwell Visits Milton

David Neal

Wood Engraving
$10
De Foe in the Pillory
De Foe in the Pillory

Eyre Crowe

Wood Engraving
$10
The Arrest of Voltaire and his Niece by Frederick's Order
The Arrest of Voltaire and his Niece by Frederick's Order

Jules Girardet

Photogravure
$10
Dr. Johnson's Penance
Dr. Johnson's Penance

Adrian Stokes

Wood Engraving
$10
The Death of Chatterton, the Young Poet
The Death of Chatterton,
the Young Poet

H. Wallis

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Burns and Highland Mary
Burns and Highland Mary

 

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Schiller Presented to the Princess of Saxe-Weimar
Schiller Presented to the Princess of Saxe-Weimar

Mes

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Goethe and Frederike
Goethe and Frederike

Hermann Kaulbach

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford
Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford

Sir William Allan

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Carlyle at Chelsea
Carlyle at Chelsea

Mrs. Allingham

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

From Life

Photogravure
$10
Longfellow's Study
Longfellow's Study

From Photograph

Photogravure
$10
Tennyson in his Library
Tennyson in his Library

Roberts

Wood Engraving
$10
 

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