Publisher:Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1978
Australian National University Press, 1978, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
440 g.; VIII, 204 pages, last two pages blank, intentionally, preface by author. Dark cream coloured endpapers. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Browning and some foxing to the text block edges and uniform browning of the internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with a dark beige coloured background with dark brown titles to the front panel and green and red titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and there is sunning to the backstrip. A few marks to the dustwrapper panels. The results of insect activity can be seen to the rear fold over crease. " The tantalising title of this book derives from Shakespeare's Autolycus, that engaging scoundrel who snapped up any "under considered trifles". A.D. Hope describes his traffic, unlike that of Autolycus, as being "in sheets", and the sheets as being the result of his curiosity and speculation over many years of exploring the corners and byways of literary history. The books that have aroused Hope's curiosity range wide and over time, from Beowulf to Kangaroo." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. A series of essays by the eminent Australian poet A.D. Hope on books that intrigued him. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Lectures ; Essays ; ISBN: 0708102794. ISBN/EAN: 9780708102794. Inventory No: 0110207.