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Gryll Grange

£50.00

Product description

In original publisher's binding of blue cloth, stamped with a large gilt peacock on front and spine plus gilt titles on the front and spine. With an introduction by George Saintsbury. illustrated peacock pastedowns and end papers and all page edges gilt. No inscriptions, hinges are sound and the binding is tight. The pages are slightly tanned. One of the lightest and brightest of Peacock’s novels, the exuberant humour of his former works may be wanting, but the book is delightful for its stores of anecdote and erudition, and unintentionally most amusing through the author's inveterate prejudices and pugnacious hostility to every modern innovation. Peacock was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. He wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting - characters at a table discussing and criticizing the philosophical opinions of the day. His own place in literature is pre-eminently that of a satirist. Illustrated by F H Townsend with 40 full-page wood engravings.

Item details

Added value:
Very good condition, uncommon binding
Author(s):
Peacock, Thomas Love
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1896
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co

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In original publisher's binding of blue cloth, stamped with a large gilt peacock on front and spine plus gilt titles on the front and spine. With an introduction by George Saintsbury. illustrated peacock pastedowns and end papers and all page edges gilt. No inscriptions, hinges are sound and the binding is tight. The pages are slightly tanned. One of the lightest and brightest of Peacock’s novels, the exuberant humour of his former works may be wanting, but the book is delightful for its stores of anecdote and erudition, and unintentionally most amusing through the author's inveterate prejudices and pugnacious hostility to every modern innovation. Peacock was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. He wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting - characters at a table discussing and criticizing the philosophical opinions of the day. His own place in literature is pre-eminently that of a satirist. Illustrated by F H Townsend with 40 full-page wood engravings.

Added value:
Very good condition, uncommon binding
Author(s):
Peacock, Thomas Love
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1896
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co

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