Faber & Faber, 1929, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic
256 pages, includes list of books by Walter De La Mare, index, frontispiece photograph with facsimile signature, and facsimile of a page of manuscript of "memoirs of a midget". Original photographic illustrated dust jacket Is price clipped. There is age toning of the edges of the text block, and minor handling marks to the untrimmed front edge, original bookseller's sticker on the lower left-hand corner of the front free end page, bumping to the head and tail of the green cloth of spine section. The dust jacket, now protected, has insect damage to the rear fold over crease, and numerous short tears have been repaired with tape, and there is chipping to the top and bottom of the spine section, with a loss of approximately 3/16 of an inch at each end. "This book is a critical study, technical and textual, and also an interpretation. But interpretation is meant a kind of collaboration between the mind of the reader -- in this case the critic, a creative writer himself -- and that of his author. The plan of the book is to take the works in the order of their writing, and to trace the growth of this spiritual content as well as their form. Certain of them which seem peculiarly significant either in their manner or their matter have been examined in detail, and everywhere the aim has been to reveal what is latent in them as well as what is more directly expressed." -- front fold over blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 0220938.