8vo, pp. ix, , 397, ; publisher’s black cloth, dust-jacket in brown, orange, white and black; a fine copy in a good jacket with a portrait by Michael Ayrton (edges worn); bookplate of Lewis’s friend the BBC radio producer D. G. Bridson; laid in loose is a cutting of ‘The Sea-Mists of the Winter’, from The Listener 10 May 1951.
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An Anthology of his Prose. Edited with an introduction by E.W.F. Tomlin.
First edition. ‘The Sea-Mists of Winter’, Lewis’s famous article on the approach of blindness, appears in this Anthology for the first time in book form – the original article from The Listener is also laid in. Bridson has noted in pencil where the book text differs (with several new sections) from the earlier article. The bibliographies do not note these variants and Tomlin does not state his source text.
Pound & Grover A46; Morrow & Lafourcade A44.
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