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No New Thing, Mason, R. A. K.
Author Name:    Mason, R. A. K.

Title:   No New Thing

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Good with no dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:   Auckland The Spearhead Publishers 1934

Inscription:   Signed by Author

Seller ID:   6301

Moderate rubbing and flecking to cloth boards and spine. A 1/4" chip to cloth in front joint. Some foxing.; A shining star in the milky way of New Zealand literature. This copy is signed by Mason on the front free endpaper "R. A. K. Mason". 30 leaves. Brown cloth boards with printed paper labels on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 227 x 145mm. An edition of 120 copies was intended by the publishers. Mason had first sought for overseas publishers for this work, including Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press in the United Kingdom. Spearhead Publishers, also to become known as the Unicorn Press, was set up by Mason and Bob Lowry in 1934. After Mason left in 1936, Lowry carried on the imprint with other partners. "He's a crack-brained socialist, with some literary ability [. . .]" - Bob Lowry, discussing Mason in a letter to Denis Glover. This title is number 46 on The Listener's list of the best 50 New Zealand books. Scarce. [Reference: Jones, Lawrence (2003),"Picking up the Traces: The Making of a New Zealand Literary Culture 1932-1945", p. 30; Barrowman, Rachel (2003), "Mason: The Life of R. A. K. Mason"; Braunias, Steve (2004) "The 50 Best New Zealand Books"; Bagnall M1280.] ; 8vo; Signed by Author

New Zealand Literature English Poetry



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