- 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
Order Nr. 129824
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.