London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 256 pp. Original green cloth, toned at the spine and edges. Internally sound and clean. No dust jacket. Contemporary Jonathan Cape prospectus (for other titles) laid in. According to the jacket (not present here), this work offers "a clear exposition why Doughty has taken rank with the great English classics. In a penetrating examination of his style [Fairley] defines the peculiar characteristics on which Arabia Deserta's literary beauty rests, shows the extraordinary range and richness of Doughty's vocabulary and assesses his debts, such as they are, to Spenser and other forerunners." (Inventory #: 17511)
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