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Letters of H. E. Luxmoore

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Title:Letters of H. E. Luxmoore
Price:GBP£160.00 (about USD$200.10)
Book ID:B009-3900
Publisher:Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1929
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Cambridge University Press, 1929, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

Printed for private circulation these are the letters of an Eton house master to his old boys and associates. Luxmoore was known to all at Eton through his life, for both his mind and character & as well as for his appearance. The best and wisest loved and admired him. Austere he was to himself and austere he could look to others but, as he wrote, it took one small boy only a week to find him out and describe him in a letter home as " harmlessly awful." The real man was generosity itself. The letters are edited by Allen Beville Ramsay, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1925-47 with the assistance of M. R. James, writer of ghost stories (who also wrote the preface to this book), & C. R . L. Fletcher, the English historian, all three of whom were tutored by Luxmoore at Eton College. Following the M. R. James preface is a brief biography; a short of thanks to contributors by Ramsay; a list of corresondents and two poems. To the rear is a further poem; two pages of notes to the letters & a tipped-in spare spine label. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. 368 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat, to fep.. Black titles to slightly browned spine label. illustrated by tissue-guarded b/w. frontis. photo. of Luxmoore; colour sketch of him by A. C. James & a facsimile of his handwriting.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Letters; Eton College; Correspondence; England; Education. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3900.
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