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Geoffrey Madan's Notebooks.

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Geoffrey Madan kept notebooks but did not write a book. He was born in 1895 the son of Falconer Madan, the librarian of the Bodleian. He might have had a promising career but was wounded in Mesopotamia and suffered from ill-health for the rest of his life. This is a selection from his notebooks - in his own words "an anthology of the forgotten sayings of great men, and the great sayings of forgotten men." Who said of whom "At every crisis, he crumpled. In defeat he fled: in revolution, he abdicated : in exile, he remarried." What was A. E Housman found doing at 3.30 on a Saturday in August? Which book of the Bible has no mention of God? His friends ranged from Arnold Bennett, Churchill, H. G Wells to Bernard Berenson to Ronald Knox and Harold Macmillan who wrote the introduction to this book. Now quite a rarity, this is the 1981 hardback first edition in blue boards with gilt inscription. In virtually fine condition in an unclipped dust wrapper which has some fading st the spine. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

Item details

Added value:
Very good unclipped dust wrapper.
Author(s):
Gere and Sparrow.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22x14cms
Edition:
1981
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
136
Publisher:
Oxford
Title:
Geoffrey Madan's Notebooks.

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Geoffrey Madan kept notebooks but did not write a book. He was born in 1895 the son of Falconer Madan, the librarian of the Bodleian. He might have had a promising career but was wounded in Mesopotamia and suffered from ill-health for the rest of his life. This is a selection from his notebooks - in his own words "an anthology of the forgotten sayings of great men, and the great sayings of forgotten men." Who said of whom "At every crisis, he crumpled. In defeat he fled: in revolution, he abdicated : in exile, he remarried." What was A. E Housman found doing at 3.30 on a Saturday in August? Which book of the Bible has no mention of God? His friends ranged from Arnold Bennett, Churchill, H. G Wells to Bernard Berenson to Ronald Knox and Harold Macmillan who wrote the introduction to this book. Now quite a rarity, this is the 1981 hardback first edition in blue boards with gilt inscription. In virtually fine condition in an unclipped dust wrapper which has some fading st the spine. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

Added value:
Very good unclipped dust wrapper.
Author(s):
Gere and Sparrow.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
22x14cms
Edition:
1981
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
136
Publisher:
Oxford
Title:
Geoffrey Madan's Notebooks.

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