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London: Smith, Elder, 1867. First edition (Smart 53). Original reddish/brown cloth, gilt lettered, decorated in gilt and blind, beveled edges, 181 pp., the last leaf (12-4) two pages of ads. In poetry and critical prose, he (Matthew Arnold) introduced a new, subtle, comparative attitude to central problems in Western society and culture, and helped to form the modern consciousness. An understanding of him is really more useful to us than an understanding of any other Englishman of the last century. (Park Honan, Matthew Arnold, A Life, 1981, p.vii. Park Honan (was) an American biographer whose prodigious research opened new vistas on the family history of some of Britains greatest literary figures (Robert Browning, 1974; Jane Austen, 1988; Shakespeare, 1998; Christopher Marlowe, 2005.) and reshaped modern views about their personalities. New York Times, Oct. 14, 2014). The half-title partly toned, spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, spine a bit darkened. Entirely unopened, a Very Good copy.
Title: On the Study of Celtic Literature.
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