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Printed for private circulation these are the letters of an Eton house master to his old boys and associates. Luxmoore was known to all at Eton through his life, for both his mind and character as well as for his appearance. The best and wisest loved and admired him. Austere he was to himself and austere he could look to others but, as he wrote, it took one small boy only a week to find him out and describe him in a letter home as " harmlessly awful." The real man was generosity itself. The letters are edited by Allen Beville Ramsay, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1925-47 with the assistance of M. R. James, writer of ghost stories (who also wrote the preface to this book), & C. R . L. Fletcher, the English historian, all three of whom were tutored by Luxmoore at Eton College. Following the M. R. James preface is a brief biography; a short note of thanks to contributors by Ramsay; a list of correspondents and two poems. To the rear is a further poem & two pages of notes to the letters.
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Black titles to white paper label spine; illustrated by tissue-guarded b/w. frontis. photo. of Luxmoore; colour sketch of him by A. C. James & a facsimile of his handwriting; Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat, to fep.
Author Ramsay, A. B. (editor])
Binding Hardcover (Original Blue Cloth)
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Condition Very Good Condition