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Life and Letters - Desmond MacCarthy [editor] - 1928. 
1934 - London - [Statesman Publishing Co] 1928 - Volumes I-IX, issues 1-51, of this popular literary journal. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Scarce to have multiple volumes in one collection. All volumes present are edited by Desmond McCarthy. No publisher attributed to title page, publisher from copac. Various publishing company's advertisements to the verso of the title page to each issue. The contents are as follows: Vol I nos. 1-7 June-Dec 1928, Vol II nos. 8-13 Jan-June 1929, Vol III Nos. 14-19 July-Dec 1929, Vol IV Nos. 20-25 Jan-June 1930, Vol V Nos. 26-31 July-Dec 1930, Vol VI Nos. 32-37 Jan-June 1931, Vol VII Nos. 38-43 July-Dec 1931, Vol VIII Nos. 44-47 March-Dec 1932 and Vol IX Nos. 48-51 Mar. 1933- Feb 1934. Collated, lacking the final two volumes which were edited by Ellis Roberts and not MacCarthy. Contains several significant articlesby Cyric Connolly suchas 'The Position of Joyce' (volume II) as well as his 'England not my England' (volume III). Life and Letters was an English literary journal published between June 1928 and April 1935. MacCarthy edited the magazine from its first publication after he lost interest in the New Statesman. Lord Esher was the financial backer to this enterprise of MacCarthy's. Several popular writers contributed such as Hilaire Belloc, D H Lawrence, Cyril Connolly, E M Forster, Lytton Strachey, Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf. Condition: In quarter cloth bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with minor bumping to extremities. Spine labels and title label to front boards have aged slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and very clean throughout. Overall: FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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