The Sentiment of the Sword. A Country-House Dialogue.


Paper spine rubbed and foxed and faded, with small losses at extremities. Narrow split to paper along entire length of front joint. Some rubbing and marks to papered boards. Some small 3/8" abrasions to blank paper on margins of front board. Splash stains to paper on rear board, not affecting the rear endpaper or inside of book. Some foxing. No signatures or stamps. Front endpaper has an annotation in pencil "1st Edn 2/6". ; Scarce. First edition in book form, reprinted from the periodical "Field". xv. [1], 151 pages + [1] page advertisements + portrait frontispiece. Original red printed papered boards. Page dimensions: 183 x 106mm. The papered boards are of card of a thickness of about 1mm. This is fairly stiff and card, but it is perhaps a judgement call whether one would call the book a hardcover or a softcover. The boards are relatively inflexible compared to the average softcover, whilst being somewhat flexible compared to the average hardcover. [Bibliographical reference: Penzer, p. 247 - "Bound in red cardboard with black lettering on face. [. . .] The title of the above was originally 'The Secrets of the Sword,' after the work of that name by Baron de Bazancourt, from whom Burton got the idea of dividing up the work into 'Evenings,' etc."]

Title: The Sentiment of the Sword. A Country-House Dialogue.

Author Name: Burton, Richard (Captain Sir); edited by A. Forbes Sieveking; with a Preface by Theodore A. Cook

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1911

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 19869