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The Testament of Beauty
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The Testament of Beauty

By Bridges, Robert

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1929. 1st trade edition, in dustwrapper. A philosophical poem in four parts by Bridges (1844-30), poet laureate of Great Britain from 1913-30. Bridges's masterpiece, the crowning achievement of his long career as poet and essayist. 191 pages, with 3-page "Publisher's Note on the Text' tipped in at rear. 12mo. Faux vellum binding with blindstamped borders and gilt titling. Fine copy in a lightly chipped dust jacket darkened at the spine. Crisp, clean, and tightly bound. At least partly unread, with later pages unopened. No owner signatures, bookplates, or other markings. The dustwrapper (not price-clipped) is protected by a clear archival cover..

$40.00

Literature and Science
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Literature and Science

By Huxley, Aldous

London: Chatto & Windus, 1963. 1st edition. A book-length essay on the clarity of the scientific mind and the sensitivity of the literary imagination. An engaging enquiry into the "Two Cultures" by Huxley (1894-1963), British writer and critic, author of Brave New World, etc 99 pages. 12mo. VG in Good dust jacket. Book is unworn and securely bound. Small former owner name (DH Maylotte) in ink on the front free endpaper; a few creased page corners. Jacket is price-clipped, chipped at the spine ends, and shows moderate wear/tear and browning. Jacket is protected by a new clear archival cover..

$10.00