The Book Beautiful. Walter Pater and the House of Macmillan.

London: The Athlone Press, (1999),

First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. xii, 206pp. The Athlone Press, Very fine copy. Item #12167

The letters collected in this book comprise an important chaper in the life of Waler Pater's literary career. They record in great detail the relations between The Victorian man of letters and his publisher, Macmillan and Co. Specifically they illustrate how such discussons affected the form as well as the content of his books. The book provides a very full illustration and analysis of the crucial influence of the author- publisher relationship to literature. These reproduced letters make accessible valuable literary as well as historical information and offer insight into the principles as well as the practices of modern bookmaking.

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