London: The Hogarth Press, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo size, 79 pp. Fine / Near Fine. Item #13042418
Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) remains highly regarded today for his novels A Passage to India, Howard's End, and A Room with a View; in fact, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 13 different years. This volume, England's Pleasant Land, is a pageant play that was performed two years prior to this book's publication to great acclaim; it deals with "the English countryside, its growth and its destruction" and given the timing (on the brink of WWII) one can easily see how much of an impact this play would have.
___DESCRIPTION: Publisher's orange cloth with olive green lettering on the spine, plain endpapers, 12 mo size, pagination: (1)-79. The dust jacket show the original price of 3s.6d., net, on the lower portion of the left flap, it is light yellow with green lettering, a summary of how the book came to be on the front flap, rear flap is blank, back panel shows other works by E.M. Forster published by The Hogarth Press.
___CONDITION: The volume is fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with absolutely no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The unclipped dust jacket is near fine with some sunning to the spine and front, else fine.
___CITATION: First edition, Kirkpatrick A22a, 2030 copies printed.
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