Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading; being one of the last essays of Elia
by Lamb, Charles
Norwood: The Plimpton Press. Very Good. 1910. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [some bumping and wear at top corners, slight discoloration along spine, minor cracking at top of spine]. "The Plimpton Press take pleasure in issuing separately this famous essay and in presenting it to their friends this Yuletide - MCMX - with heartiest good wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." An adorable little book (about 40 pages, 6-1/2" tall), full of gems like: "Books of quick interest, that hurry on for incidents, are for the eye to glide over only. It will not do to read them out. I could never listen to even the better kind of modern novels without extreme irksomeness. A newspaper, read out, is intolerable." Hear, hear! . (Inventory #: 22822)
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