Order Nr. 16288 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HAZLITT. Geoffrey Keynes.


(Hazlitt, William).
  • London: Nonesuch Press (printed by R. & R. Clark in Edinburgh), 1931.
  • 8vo.
  • publisher's quarter blue-grey paper with taupe paper-covered sides, spine with printed paper label, in original dust wrapper with black-stamped spine label
  • xx, 136 pages.

Price: $25.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 16288

First edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. (Dreyfus, History of the Nonesuch Press, 75) Binding very slightly cocked with corners rubbed; wrapper sunned with edge chips and short tears, and interior tape reinforcements to two tears at spine and one at back fold. Offsetting from jacket flaps to endpapers; front pastedown with previous owner's pencilled annotations. A clean, solid, and quite pleasant copy.

A near fine copy of this authoritative reference work ont he essayist and literary critic, written by the great British surgeon who pioneered blood transfusions and a rational approach to breast cancer. He was also a noted book collector, bibliographer of Blake, brother of the economist Maynard Keynes, and the man who saved Virginia Woolf's life following her first (i.e., 1913) suicide attempt. The volume is illustrated with reproductions of many of Hazlitt's first edition title-pages, as well as a portrait and a folding facsimile of one of Hazlitt's letters.

Illustrated with four collotype illustrations printed by the Chiswick Press.

Provenance: Front pastedown with calligraphic bookplate of Norman J. Sondheim, American collector of fine press books. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.