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Vincent Starrett Copy of Arthur Machen’s First Book

The Anatomy of Tobacco: or Smoking Methodised, Divided, and Considered after a New Fashion. By Leolinus Silurienses.

London: George Redway, 1884.

Price: $550.00

About the item

First edition of the AUTHOR’S FIRST BOOK. 86 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7-1/2 x 5 inches). Vincent Starrett Copy of Arthur Machen’s First Book. Parchment paper boards, cover and spine lettered in red. Covers a little soiled, lettering faded, otherwise very good plus. Goldstone & Sweetser 2a.

Item #367707

VINCENT STARRETT'S copy, signed by him on the flyleaf.
Starrett, a keen reader of Machen and an assiduous correspondent, famously interpreted a vague letter of permission from Machen and pirated early journalism by Machen not once but twice: The Shining Pyramid (1923) and The Glorious Mystery (1924), both issued by Covici-McGee.

Scarce, and with a redolent association.