1951. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1951.
8vo, viii, 338pp. Original black buckram stamped in gilt to top board and backstrip. Some very slight bumping to top and bottom of backstrip, light bumping to lower right corner, gift inscription in red pencil to front free endpaper. Very good to near fine.
§ Second printing of the 1950 first edition. An appreciative work dealing with the history of literary scholarship, written in the form of an accessible narrative, rife with wry humor and wit. Item #104536