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Time and Time Again, Essays on Various Subjects

E M Rowell's 1941 collection of essays, signed from the library of Morton N Cohen

Author

E M Rowell

Publisher

George Allen & Unwin, London, 1941
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13.5cm, 269pp + 2pp publisher's ads.

This copy from the library of Professor Morton N Cohen, the pre-eminent Lewis Carroll scholar, with his signature to the ffep, along with an annotation that there is mention of Alice in Wonderland, pp177–178.

The author, Ethel Maud Rowell, was a mathematician at the Royal Holloway College, University of London, and this is her highly regarded collection of essays, all written pre-war. As she writes in her preface, "And proceeding as they do from a spacious pre-war world of academic work and leisure, they may afford, in their own small degree, a release of mind and an amplitude of thought not always easy to come by in these clamant and constricted days of war."

The essays in this book range over subjects such as self, knowledge, religion, art, literature etc (with the Alice in Wonderland reference coming from 'The Scepticism of the Mathematician"). The essays are: 1. The Call of the Future, 2. Thing-taking and Thing-making, 3. Portraiture in Pen and Paint, 4. Some Imitations of the Soul's Destiny, 5. Self and Other, 6. Truth and Myth, 7. Speech as Habit, 8. Verisimilitude in Painting, 9. Marcel Proust's Theory of Memory and Art, 10. Artist and Contemplative, 11. The Beauty of Nature and the Beauty that is Nature, 12. The Place of Recognition in Art, 13. The Line Artistic and the Line Geometric, 14. Sense and Sensibility, 15. The Scepticism of the Mathematician, 16. Remarks on the Textures of Poetry and Music, 17. The Mode of Ingression of Words and Poetry, 18. A Plea for the Sentimentalist, 19. Facts and Fancies, 20. Faith, 21. Actuality and Ubiquity, 22. Possession and Participation, 23. The Size-Factor in Art.

Condition

The book is in very good condition, with a little age-related toning to the pages but clean and securely bound. The dustwrapper is edgeworn with surface abrasions to the front and back but remaining in good condition. The wrapper not price-clipped.

Price

£100.00
 

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