A book of prefaces / by H. L. Mencken.
- Other records:
- Other Title:
- Puritanism as a literary force.
- London : Jonathan Cape, Eleven Gower Street, .
288 p. ; 19 cm.
- Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
Huneker, James, 1857-1921.
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
- Joseph Conrad.
Puritanism as a literary force.
- With half-title.
"First Published, 1922."
English reprint of the fourth Knopf 1922 printing--Cf. Adler, p. 7.
Contains "Preface to the Fourth Edition" (p. -).
"This fourth printing of 'A Book of Prefaces' offers me temptation, as the third did, to revise the whole book ... But the changes that I'd make, after all, would be very slight, and so it seems better not to make them at all ... I should add that the Comstockian imbecilities described in Chapter IV are still going on, and that the general trend of American legislation and jurisprudence is toward their indefinite continuance."
Yellow cloth boards lettered in black on front cover and spine.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy has bookplate of Estelle Williams.
Culture Class Collection copy inscribed "Dear Gloom. As ever! 1922 Mencken".
Culture Class Collection copy has ms. annotations.
- Penn Provenance:
- Williams, Estelle, 1886-1954 (bookplate) (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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