Wit & Wisdon from Edgar Saltus. By G. F. Monkshood and George Gamble. EDGAR SALTUS.
Wit & Wisdon from Edgar Saltus. By G. F. Monkshood and George Gamble.
Wit & Wisdon from Edgar Saltus. By G. F. Monkshood and George Gamble.

Henry James' Copy of the Wit & Wisdom of Edgar Saltus

Wit & Wisdon from Edgar Saltus. By G. F. Monkshood and George Gamble.

Publisher: London: Greening & Co., Ltd, 1903.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 17161.
Condition: Spine a little faded; very good copy.
Book ID: 28683

Description

Small 8vo, original gilt decorated purple cloth, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed.

Comments

An important collection of extracts of Edgar Saltus' writings, with a 63-page introduction about those writings and the author's career, which begins lamenting the lack of recognition Saltus had received: "The name that is placed at the head of this book will convey to the majority nothing at all. Edgar Saltus, among the many, is an unknown quantity and an unknown quality. He has suffered the fate of the proverbial prophet not merely in his own unheeding country, but in ours as well . . ." When this collection was compiled, Edgar Saltus (1855-1921) had published almost 20 books and he went on to published another 15 or so, a remarkable legacy for a fascinating writer who remains today as he was during his lifetime, almost not known. The editors do, in the introduction, twice liken Saltus to Henry James, a comparison that may have gotten the attention of James, for this is his copy. On the front free endpaper is the ownership signature "Henry James." Not in Tintner and Edel, The Library of Henry James, which was extensive but not comprehensive. They also do not record any other works by Saltus in James’s library.

Price: $975.00

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