Knopf, 1937, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
JOHANN BURKHARD MENCKEN with H.L. MENCKEN. The Charlatanry of the Learned, New York: Knopf, 1937. Octavo, edition of 1,475, pp. 178, xi (index), 1 (colophon), russet cloth boards with paper label to spine, top edge tinted gray, 4 collotype illustrations. H.L. here introduces and comments on 18th-century lectures of Johann. The two were unrelated, although they focused on the same subject matter: quack doctors, religious schemers, and other kinds of fraud. With typography, jacket and binding designed by W.A. Dwiggins; see The Books of WAD, 37.07. Condition of this book: Jacket is chipped at edges, darkened, price-clipped. Leaves age-toned, bottom edge of boards darkened, but overall a very good copy. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; United States; 18th century; Humour. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54728.