W.H. HUDSON’S COLLECTED WORKS IN 24 VOLUMES, HANDSOMELY BOUND BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE
HUDSON, W. H. Works. London: J.M. Dent & Son, 1923. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter black morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $3500.
Limited edition, one of 885 copies of the works of the famed novelist, naturalist, and ornithologist, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
“Of all living authors— now that Tolstoy has gone— I could least dispense with W.H. Hudson. Why do I love his writing so? I think because he is, of living writers that I read, the rarest spirit, and has the clearest gift of conveying to me the nature of that spirit… Without apparent effort he takes you with him into a rare, free, natural world, and always you are refreshed, stimulated, enlarged, by going there” (John Galsworthy). “Hudson forms an important link between 19th-century Romanticism and the 20th-century ecological movement. Green Mansions is a poignant meditation on the loss of wilderness, the dream of a return to nature, and the bitter reality of the encounter between savage and civilized man” (Ian Duncan). In addition to Hudson’s most famous work, Green Mansions, this set includes both his fiction and nonfiction writing.
Expert joint repairs to two volumes. A beautiful set.