The last of Empson's trilogy of critical works which have revolutionised critical studies by emphasising the importance of close textual readings and paying attention to individual words and phrases.The last of Empson's trilogy of critical works which have revolutionised critical studies by emphasising the importance of close textual readings and paying attention to individual words and phrases.Read Less
Good+/Good+ Hardcover, full blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine, 450 pages. Clean and square copy, text unmarked. Slight shelf wear, damp stain to bottom edges of covers, PO's name penned on inside of front cover, light foxing. Dust jacket protected in mylar wrap; edge worn, small stains to cover.
Good. Pages crisp and clean, with no owners' marks, though modestly age-toned in the margins throughout; binding square, spine uncreased. Soft cover shows wear at corners and spine ends, a long fold at the upper right front and a short one at the upper left front, and a long crease at the left rear, otherwise clean and sound.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Third impression, 8vo, pp. 541, ; original cloth in blue price-clipped dust jacket printed in black and purple; jacket edges and upper cover quite foxed, a few chips and tears along edges, the largest of which measures approximately one inch, none affecting text; "New Directions" rubber-stamped in red on front jacket flap; interior fine.
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