New York: The Kelmscott Editions, 1939. Cloth. 8vo, light tan cloth with brown lettering on spine, Introduction and Afterword by Malcolm Cowley; contains 12 essays by major thinkers; archival polyester-protected lettered dust jacket (price-clipped), viii + 285 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #6659
Malcolm Cowley (1898 – 1989) was an American writer, editor, historian, poet, and literary critic. He was also a chronicler and fellow traveller of the Lost Generation, and an influential editor at Viking Press.
Bernard Smith (1916 – 2011) was an Australian art historian, art critic and academic, considered the founding father of Australian art history, and one of the country's most important thinkers.
SUPERIOR COPY of a fascinating collection of essays on important books by distinguished critics. Some edgewear and a few clean nicks to the jacket with light-to-moderate soil to its rear panel.