BANKER, MATHEMATICIAN, QUARRELER, FENCER: SAMUEL BUTLER’S CHARACTERS
BUTLER, Samuel. Characters and Passages from Note-Books. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908. Octavo, contemporary full polished red calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, green morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $400.
Cambridge University Press edition, handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full contemporary calf gilt.
This collection of all Butler’s known prose characters provides a critical look at their literary and historical significance. Bookplate.
A most handsome copy in fine condition.