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London: Chatto and Windus, no date. "A New Edition", in "The Mayfair Library". Original printed cloth, 368 pp. With an autograph letter, signed, laid in. Dated London, June 11, 1904. This is probably a cover letter accompanying his review (no longer present) of a new book by Orlando Smith. He is afraid that it might be too long, "so I have marked in pencil the first few paragraphs", any or all of which can be left out "without making the reviewer unintelligible." "The New Republic" was religious and social criticism - Mallock reacting against the religious liberalism he had had to endure while a student at Oxford. The book was controversial and widely read. He used fictional names for real people, such as Huxley, Tyndall, Ruskin, Carlyle, Jowett, Matthew Arnold, Dr. Pusey, and Walter Pater - someone has written the key to these characters in the front of this volume. He subsequently wrote "philosophical and political treatises as well as several novels" (DNB). Mallock was a nephew of James Anthony Froude, the historian and free-thinker, and Richard Hurrell Froude, the early leader of the conservative Oxford Movement. The book is worn, dust-soiled, shaken,the spine darkened; the letter is one page, paper toned, mounting stains on the obverse, in Good condition.
Title: The New Republic.
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