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The Greatest Book in the World, and Other Papers. [Shakespeare and the "Old Vic"; A Royal Book-Collector; London in the Eighteen-Eighties; Sporting-Books; Skinner Street News; Change Cars at Paoli; A "Divine" and His Works; The Last of His Race; etc

by Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. [photos, R. B. Fleming, Henry Troth, T. Edward Ross]

Condition: Very Good


Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1925., 1925. Very Good. 1st trade edition, 4th impression ; [so-called 4th edition] ; xvii, 451 pp. ; illustrated, (some in color), facsimiles, portraits ; 21 cm. ; LCCN: 25-17139 ; LC: PS3527.E917; Dewey: 081 ; OCLC: 773877 ; An Atlantic Monthly Press publication ; beige and brown cloth with pasted paper label on spine ; no dustjacket ; Contents: The greatest book in the world -- The ghosts of Gough Square --Shakespeare and the "Old Vic" -- Dialogue between father and son -- Change cars at Paoli -- A royal book-coll ector -- A "divine" and his works -- London in the eighteen-eighties -- Are comparisons odious? -- Colored-plate books -- Sporting-books -- Skinner Street news -- The greatest little book in the world -- The last of his race. ; previous owner's statement in front ep ; a spot on back ep ; top edge gilt ; slight wear, else VG

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