The Gates of Memory.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, (1982),

First Edition. octavo, green boards in dust jacket. XI, 428pp. Clarendon Press, Item #29456

A remarkable autobiography, completed shortly before Sir Geoffrey Keynes' death. As a surgeon he was a pioneer in the use of blood transfusion and the rational treatment of breast cancer. From the dust jacket, "Keynes has published many bibliographies since, including those of Browne, Donne, Evelyn, Jane Austen, Hazlitt, Brooke, and Sassoon. His library is legendary...for he is one of the great book collectors and has been President of the Bibliographical Society of London..." Chapters include " Henry James in Cambridge," "Discovering William Blake," "The First World War, " "Rupert Brooke Trustee," "Literary Work," "Balletomania," "Siegfried Sassoon," "A Gibbonian Adventure," "The R.A.F. int he Second World War," " Bibliomania," "The William Blake Trust," and much more. Illustrated. Cloth scuff, shelfwear to edges of jacket, especially at the top of spine. With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club. Page from "The Lancet" with Keynes' obituary is laid in.

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