New York: New Directions. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Undated early reprint of the London (Chatto and Windus, 1951) edition. 449 pp, indexed. Grey cloth boards slightly toned at the spine and edges; binding sound, text clean. Dust jacket also toned at spine and edges, and with some loss at the head of the spine. Empson "examines a word's primary and secondary meanings, its implications, and its reflections of mood. Using symbols to establish the technique of his inquiry, he then extends it to specific examples from Lear, Othello, Measure for Measure...and many other works. (Inventory #: 17430)
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