Seven Essays by George Sampson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Cambridge at The University Press, 1947, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Mr Sampson is not altogether a comfortable essayist he may be read in bed, but even there he will unsettle his readers fixed ideas, make them interrupt, question, dispute with him. There is no mistaking what he means, for his plea on behalf of clear, masculine language is admirably supported by his practice; but sometimes what he means (as he well knows) is disturbing. His constant topics in these seven chapters are literature, education, and music, about all of which he feels deeply and writes urgently, though with a light touch. He is aware of the character of the age upon which we have entered, and is jealous to bring into it the threatened aesthetic values. His life-long passion has been on behalf of a true notion of education. This book will certainly stimulate all teachers and schoolmasters, even though it is directed more widely. Behind the variety is conviction: that the spiritual values are supreme and supremely rewarding; and that there can be no such thing as a sacrifice for truth.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy sunning to the spine and price clipped. Boards and spine a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[VII] 231 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Education category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…