Very Good. PAPERBACK. The Hogarth Press (1985). Picture may not match book; 8vo; purple/white/black glossy covers with image of William on front; light shelfwear/edge-wear with tiny bump/tear to tail corner tip; corners very lightly creased at tips; pages lightly browning; else Very Good+/Like-New condition. NO previous owner markings. Pages crisp. Binding tight. Appears very gently used, if at all. Pictures available upon request. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. Expedited shipping available.
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.
Very good in very good jacket. Undated early reprint of the London (Chatto and Windus, 1951) edition. 449 pp, indexed. Grey cloth boards slightly toned at the spine and edges; binding sound, text clean. Dust jacket also toned at spine and edges, and with some loss at the head of the spine. Empson "examines a word's primary and secondary meanings, its implications, and its reflections of mood. Using symbols to establish the technique of his inquiry, he then extends it to specific examples from Lear, Othello, Measure for Measure...and many other works."
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