- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017.
- 6 x 9 inches
- cloth spine over paper-covered boards
- 160 pages
- ISBN: 9781584563709
Price: $60.00 other currencies
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"It is a nice emblem of devotion that Oak Knoll Press has published this gathering of articles by and about A. Edward Newton. Oak Knoll was the manorial name Newton gave to his home in Daylesford, in Philadelphias suburban Main Line, and when Bob Fleck founded Oak Knoll Books and Oak Knoll Press in the 1970s he chose that name to honor Newton, whose writings on book collecting inspired him as they had many other 20th century readers. ... I enjoyed reading all of Uncollected and am grateful to the people who created it."
- Scott Krafft, Parenthesis
A. Edward Newton (1864-1940) was a major figure in the book-collecting world of the early twentieth-century not only for his extensive library (some 10,000 volumes) focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries but also because of his writings in which he shared his enthusiasms. Through his charming essays he stimulated interest in the study and collecting of such then-neglected figures as Anthony Trollope and William Blake as well as others just achieving recognition, including Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and their circle. He gathered most of these pieces into books, but some were never reprinted. This volume collects those fugitive pieces. Those familiar with Newtons writings will find here the same wit and easily-worn learning that characterize his better-known works. For those who have yet to discover him, this volume will provide a pleasant introduction.
In addition to the essays, this work provides a biographical introduction, helpful annotations, and some little-known images of Newton himself.
Joseph Rosenblum is a professor at the University of North Carolina, the author of several previous works, and (full disclosure) a member of our editorial board.