Octavo Size. VERY GOOD condition. No dustjacket. Some light marking to ivory coloured boards and spine is age-darkened. Pages starting to tan at edges.172 pages Collected and edited with a dedicatory letter to Adolescens Leo Esq of the Daily Telegraph by Matthew Arnold. Arnold's clever and wittyy exploration of the culture and politics of the time through a series of letters with a fictitious German baron. First published in 1871.
Octavo, white cloth (hardcover), gilt letters & decoration to upper cover, xiv + 172 pp. Good+, with darkened spine & foxing to covers, edgewear & rubbing to spine. Contents: Dedicatory Letter; Letter I: I introduce Arminius and Geist to the British Public; Letter II: Arminius appears as his own Interpreter; Letter III: I expostulate with Arminius on his Revolutionary Sentiments; Letter IV: Arminius assails the British Press for its Free and Independent Comments on Foreign Politics; Letter V: I communicate a Valuable Exposition, by Arminius, of the System of Tenant-right in Prussia; Letter VI: I become intrusted with the Views of Arminius on Compulsory Education; Letter VII: More about Compulsory Education; Letter VIII: Under a Playful Signature, my Friend Leo, of the Daily Telegraph, advocates an important Liberal Measure, and, in so doing, gives News of Arminius; Letter IX: Arminius, starting for the Continent to take part in the War between France and Prussia, addresses a Disrespectful Farewell to Our People and Institutions; Letter X: Arminius, writing from the German Camp before Paris, comments, in his old Unappreciative Spirit, on the Attitude of Our Beloved Country in the Black Sea Question; Letter XI: I Take up the Cudgels for Our Beloved Country; Letter XII: Life, as Mr. G. A. Sala says, a Dream! ; My Countrymen; A Courteous Explanation.
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