ANATOMY OF CRITICISM: four essays
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1957. Tall octavo, blue-green cloth. pp x, 383, . Yellowing to page edges, VG+ otherwise, no owner names nor text marks. Price-clipped light blue jacket has partial splits to flap folds and rear spine fold, horizontal split to spine; spine and flap folds tanned; shallow chips across spine ends; in all just fair, but now protected in plastic and looking presentable. There are hidden printings in this edition. The present copy is a later issue, with text bulking 2.1 cm and the "Princeton" spine imprint 1.5 cm above the bottom edge. Later issue jacket with Earl Miner's THE JAPANESE TRADITION IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE (1958) advertised on rear flap. Author's second book. One of the most important books of literary criticism in English of the 20th century.