The Book of Friendship

Essays, poems, maxims & prose passages arranged by Arthur Ransome.

RANSOME, Arthur

RANSOME, Arthur The Book of Friendship Essays, poems, maxims & prose passages arranged by Arthur Ransome.

T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1909.

First edition, Edition de Luxe. 8vo. Publisher's full vellum binding with lettering and decoration in gilt. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed, yellow page marker ribbon. Black and white frontis and tailpiece by Byam Shaw. A very good copy indeed, some foxing to the preliminary pages, but otherwise a bright and clean presentation. Some pages unopened, with a neat gift inscription to the front free endpaper.

The length of the list of contents is an index to the number of acknowledgements I should like to make, to dead men whose genius (for friendship or for its expression) makes them live, and to living men whose works, without being shamed by te comparison, bear proximity to those of the dead. Arthur Ransome, 'To The Friendly Reader'
Among the authors represented are Shelley, Keats, Cicero, Bacon and Milton.

PROVENANCE: From the collection of John Cowen, Ransome collector and scholar.

Hammond B12, Cowen A Ransome Book-case

Stock ID: 36733

£250.00

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