Rare Antiquarian/Old Book The Way That I Went Robert Lloyd Praeger First Edition Hodges, Figgis & Co. Dublin 1937
PRAEGER, Robert Lloyd. The Way That I Went; An Irishman In Ireland. Dublin & London: Hodges, Figgis & Co., Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1937. First Edition. pp. xiii, 394 incl. index. Frontispiece portrait of the author w/ facsimile of signature underneath. Illustrated with B&W plates (28) & drawings in text (12) and folding map of Ireland at rear. Navy cloth boards, title in gilt on spine. Pencil inscriptions on front endpapers. A very good copy in dust jacket w/ archival cover. Pages with deckled edges. Mild foxing on endpapers and prelims. Paper loss on dust jacket around spine and corners/edges, mark on dust jacket and water damage on spine. Edge darkening to untrimmed pages.
Detailed Condition Notes:
There is some paper loss of varying degrees at all eight corners of dust jacket and at front top middle above title as shown. There is a dark ink? stain/blotch under the author’s name and a small letter “a” is written in light blue ink in bottom right corner. The navy cloth cover has some wear right at tip of corners and top/bottom curved edges of spine. There is some mild yellowing/ageing of the paper throughout as shown but notably more so at prelims. The foxing is generally limited to the first 8 or so pages at either end including endpapers but there is still some foxing on the very edge (exposed edges) of other pages as shown due to the protrusion of the deckled edges. There are some tiny tears on the protruding deckled edges only on the exterior as would be expected. Some pencil hand writing of previous prices on front free endpaper and much less noticeably on adjacent pastedown.
Measures 25cm high x 18cm wide x 4.5cm thick.
The author calls this highly original book a kind of thank-offering for seven decades of robust health in which to walk, climb, swim and sail throughout or around the island in which he was born.
We feel that it is to him that our very special thanks are due–thanks to an Irishman who, writing on the "the beautiful island", observes its politics, if at all, last, and with a passing sigh; who loves its people, but finds riches in their antiquities rather than tears in their history; who, above all, can fill our eyes with its green, make its little animals live before us, and cause its rocks and stones to tell their tale. Indeed., there is no other than Dr. Praeger who has the eye, the zest, the knowledge and the pen to have achieved this masterpiece on Ireland.
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