FIRST EDITION, with typed letter, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 8vo, pp. . Blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Top edge blue. Joints rubbed, fine split at top of front joint, extremities bruised, upper board a little soiled. Pencil POI to ffep, occasional pencil scoring and underlining, one-page The Adelphi-headed typed AL pasted to rear pastedown (fold near bottom to fit the book, nicks and creasing to right edge) addressed to “Mr E. C. Start” of Leicester, final page foxed. Murry recommends two titles in English on Rousseau, and notes: “[John] Morley was very unjust to Rousseau, the mystical element in Rousseau’s vision was quite alien to him. I do not blame Morley. It is a very intoxicating and dangerous kind of mysticism when it is misunderstood,” and concludes that he would feel “much safer” in a society that accepted Morley’s, rather than Rousseau’s, principles. Else, clean and tight.
Author MURRY, John Middleton
Publisher London: Jonathan Cape