By Julius West
London   The Iris Publishing Company
7.5" by 5" 216pp.
The first edition of this curious literary initiation into the secrets of the trade, written by Julius West.
By Julius West

1916 The Fountain or The De Pootkins Family at Home and Abroad

London   The Iris Publishing Company
7.5" by 5" 216pp.
The first edition of this curious literary initiation into the secrets of the trade, written by Julius West.
£85.00
: 0.5kgs / : 904Q39

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Description

First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce

The first edition.

Bound in the publisher's original red cloth.

Written by historian and poet, Julius West, who wrote a number of important critical studies on writers including G. K. Chesterton and John Stuart Mill.

This interesting work is labelled as 'An Initiation into the Secrets of the Literary Trade', with West explaining that this kind of information will be of great use to returning soldiers looking for employment after the First World War. The author explores the use of the short story, biography, history books, travel books, journalism and dramatic stunts.

West also incorporates several parodies, taking a closer look at Algernon Blackwood's 'The Horror of the Belt' and H. G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Erif and Some Dead'.

Condition

Bound in the publisher's original red cloth. Externally, very smart, with light soiling to the cloth, and slight discolouration to the spine. Age toning to endpapers. Hinges are a touch strained, but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with the odd spot, and age toning to the first and last pages.

Very Good

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