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Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers Themes as Laughter and Cathedrals, Town and Profanity, Gardens and Bibliomania, Etc.

Jackson, Holbrook

Published by Grant Richards, London, 1922
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. 196 (4) pp, Landmarks: Town; Interior: Milan Cathedral; A Portrait of Marseilles; A Town for Sale. Prejudices: The Pathos of Profanity; The Triumph of Fear; The Advantage of being Prejudiced; Why do we Laugh?; Standing by Posterity. Adventures: Woodfires; Gardens of Delight; Ships and the Sea; Instead of a Spring Song; Somewhere in Nowhere; On Losing Oneself; Talking About the Weather. Books: Bookmen; The Uses of Books; Of Cheerful Books; On Reading Aloud. First Edition, 1922. Scarce title with Dust Jacket. "George Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948) was a British journalist, writer and publisher. He was recognised as one of the leading bibliophiles of his time. From 1911 Jackson had an editorial position on T. P. O'Connor's T.P.'s Weekly, a newspaper with a strong literary emphasis. He took over as editor from Wilfred Whitten in 1914. Later he bought the publication, and converted it into his own literary magazine, To-Day, which was published 1917 to 1923, when it merged with Life and Letters. At the same period he set up in 1912 or 1913 the Flying Fame Press, with the poet Ralph Hodgson and designer Claud Lovat Fraser. This was the beginning of a long association with small press and the worlds of typography and book collecting, on which he wrote extensively. He was in the short-lived Fleuron Society (1923) with Stanley Morison, Francis Meynell, Bernard Newdigate and Oliver Simon. He did more, as a patron of the Pelican Press amongst others, to encourage the raising of production standards of books." Not Price Clipped. Minute chips to top edge spine dj with some small oil-like spots on front panel and age-toned spine of same. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown. Foxing and age-toned text block edges, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000732

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Title: Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers...

Publisher: Grant Richards, London

Publication Date: 1922

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: First Edition.

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