LITERATURE is a British biscuit tin made to simulate books. It has marbled edges to the pages and an embossed (leather look-a-like) binding. The books represented are: History of England, Pilgrims Progress, Burns, Pickwick Papers, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Self Help, and Shakespeare. The tin measures 6 1/4" x 4 3/4". The lid lifts. This is a lovely tin. There is wear and fading. Most of the fading is on one end. The colors on the marbled end pages is great.