The Merry Heart: Reflections on Reading, Writing, and The World of Books (Robertson Davies) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
New York: Viking, 1997, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
First U. S. Edition.
From the cover: Robertson Davies always wanted to call a book of his The Merry Heart. Now that wish is fulfilled, with a selection of writings he had planned with his Canadian publisher before his death. The result is a volume of vintage Davies, full of the shrewd relish for life that was his hallmark.
To ask an author who hopes to be a serious writer if his work is autobiographical is like asking a spider where he buys his thread, Davies writes in one of the pieces here, and …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Quarter-bound Purple on Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XII] 385 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.