Read says, entirely irrelevant to prose-style, their face-value in current usage being their only value. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. Immediately I was enveloped by the mists of Illusion, chained once more to the Wheel of Existence, whirled onward along Oxford Street in that turbid stream of wrong-belief, and lust, and sorrow, and anger. Blemishes and merits are all blurred together, and faults seem to him perfections. I have to rebind the next book because its cover does not do its contents justice. A former owner lent the book to a friend in 1959 and the friend returned the book with thanks written on a postcard.
From United Kingdom to U. From 1864 to 1868, they lived in where Robert managed Hannah's father's business, the glass factories. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Each page is checked manually before printing. Invites Smith for a visit. The library employed the prestigious architect and surveyor James Charles Sidney who also produced maps that Robert published; many are now valuable historical artifacts. After 1888 he lived in England, studied at Oxford, and became a man of letters.
He was a literary perfectionist and could take days refining his sentences. I am not at all sorry that I have never been cured of this form of youthful susceptibility; one may after all become the victim of more inadvisable forms of folly. I have had my chances but the timing of the purchase just wasn't right. I have two undated later editions, one published by Henry Holt in New York: In Tract No. Bibliography See his autobiography, Unforgotten Years 1939. They were also influenced by William E. The names inscribed upon them are names which have defeated time, and may exert a formidable spell on us.
Unable to accept his invitation. Again, there are no marks of provenance, and no notes this time. Afterthoughts was published by both Harcourt, Brace and Company, and Constable and Company in 1931. I know that Mary Hyde collected news clippings. Or, if the controversy is to be carried further; and if, to place it on a more modern basis, we adopt the materialistic method of interpreting aesthetic phenomena now in fashion, may we not find reason to believe that the antagonism between journalist critics and the fine writers they disapprove of is due in its ultimate analysis to what we may designate as economic causes? Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Dust jacket is absent unless otherwise stated Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. He was a studious boy and came from a wealthy family which helped him study at various renowned universities including Berlin and Oxford. I liked that suit-case; I desired to possess it. His portrait, made in 1932 by Ethel Sands, is at the National Portrait Gallery, London. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. In his 1938 autobiography, Smith describes how in his youth he came to be a friend of Walt Whitman in the poet's latter years. During the 1840s, Robert's father was the librarian of the Philadelphia Library Company, which now had oversight of their ancestral library, the Loganian.
Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. Originally open only to Times subscribers Virginia Woolf was one of the subscribers , it was eventually opened to everyone. Such a specialist is the last person in the world to give a measured and rational judgment on his special subject. In November 1950, the Dropmore Press published 450 copies of A Portrait of Logan Pearsall Smith Drawn From his Letters and Diaries1: Selected and Introduced by John Russell. Constable published All Trivia in 1933, and Harcourt first published it in 1934. Potent spirits lie imprisoned in those leather bottles.
We want only to look up a quotation perhaps in some old author, but we must go on, page after page, and then go on to read all the books we can find about him. Opening a volume of this kind in an idle moment, we may be seized upon, be-jinned and captured. They were much influenced by revivalists and adopted the doctrine in of. He offers an interesting glimpse of transatlantic Quakerism --including the revivalist efforts of his parents--and of Balliol College, Oxford in the late nineteenth century. He may——to change the metaphor——begin by pressing out from life and experience the juice of meaning, and then find a receptacle to hold it; or the goldsmith's art may be his first preoccupation: he may carve and chisel and adorn his work with jewels, till at last the wine of imaginative meaning begins to fill the empty, elaborated cup. And he devotes an entire book to not liking and liking Shakespeare. Smith's sister Alys was the first wife of philosopher Bertrand Russell, and his sister Mary married the art historian Bernard Berenson.
He declined to work in the lucrative family glass business, choosing instead to become a writer. Read tells us, just so much time wasted. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Thanks him for Christmas greeting. He attended Haverford College, Harvard and Balliol College in Oxford, England. Mary Hyde saved the remnants of the dust jacket. With Words and Idioms he became a recognised authority on the correct use of English.