A First Edition of 'Oscar Wilde: A Critical Study' by Arthur Ransome in Very Good condition published by Martin Secker in 1912.
Edition identified by: 1) Includes the chapter De Profundis and 2) Martin Secker in gilt on the spine. [References: Hammond A13].
Very Good/[No dustjacket]
A sound book with clean covers and pages, and with no inscriptions. Stitching reinforced and new endpapers. Light foxing on a few pages. Dustjacket not present.
Ransome, Arthur [Mitchell]
Arthur [Mitchell] Ransome (1884 to 1967)—English author and journalist, born in Leeds and best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books (Swallows and Amazons, Swallowdale, Peter Duck, Winter Holiday, Coot Club, Pigeon Post, We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea, Secret Water, The Big Six, Missee Lee, The Picts And The Martyrs: or Not Welcome At All and Great Northern?). He was also the author of forty or so other titles including other children's books, fishing books, sailing books and books on politics.
Octavo (20-25 cm high). 214 & adverts printed pages with black and white frontispiece in dark blue cloth with gilt decoration and gilt top edges.
Martin Secker, London, 1912.
The first serious literary study of Wilde.
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