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Author Name:    BLUNDEN, Edmund, LAMB, Charles Biographies Through the Eyes of Contemporaries series

Title:   Charles Lamb : His Life Recorded by his Contemporaries

Publisher:    Hogarth Press, London, 1934, 

Seller ID:   98918

BLUNDEN, Edmund, compiled by. Charles Lamb : His Life Recorded by his Contemporaries. Copmiled by Edmund Blunden. London: published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1934. First Printing. Pp. (4),5-256. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Biographies Through the Eyes of Contemporaries series. "It would seem that in early years Lamb was not watched and portrayed with the same eagerness as in his prime and his decline. He was at the outset the companion of men whose genius and purpose did not allow them much time for estimating him. He withdrew from direct literary ambition into his clerkship, occasionally contributing something to current poetical or critical action, but even then retiring with cheerful haste from the possibilities of become An Author, 'complete the box'. The eminence of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Southey, was not for him. Nevertheless, his personality and the original acuteness of his published and private opinions attracted to him, midway through his life, a great many friends who understood that he was worthy of their best discussion and careful chronicling." -from Blunden's preface. Faint soiling and edge-sunning to boards, splits to outer hinges, black mark to bottom edge, name to ffep, pouch remnant at rear, foxing to initial and final leaves, else good. As is. Scarce. 25.00


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