Deal: Michael Hosking, June, 1983,
Michael Hosking's rare book catalogue No. 22, The Golden Hind Bookshop. octavo, wrappers. (180)pp. Michael Hosking, Fine copy. Item #3753
With an introduction by Nicolas Barker. 3,407 items listed from the library of David Garnett, son of Edward Garnett, who was a publisher's reader and an author, and of Constance Garnett, the eminent translator of Russian literature. David Garnett's grandfather and great-grandfather both worked in the Department of Printed Books in the British Museum. Besides the books authored, edited, or tanslated by members of the Garnett family, there are also books by their many famous friends and proteges. Represented are fine runs of the works of H. E. Bates, Joseph Conrad, W. H. Davies, Ford Madox Ford, E. M. Forster, Henry James, D. H. Lawrence, T. E. Lawrence, T. F. Powys, Lytton Strachey, pages listing Nonesuch Press publications (David Garnett was the director of the Nonesuch Press from its inception in 1923), and an extensive run of Russian literature. Hundreds of other authors are represented. A magnificent "working" library reflecting the interests and concerns of this literary family.