Et Cetera, 1924 : A Collector's Scrap-Book (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Et Cetera, 1924: A Collector's Scrap-Book The often permanent loss of much that is fine and admirable in literature because its authors, through death, or modesty, or lack of opportunity, have neg lected to collect it within covers, always has seemed to me deplorable on a number of counts; and so, entirely for my own pleasure and as a side issue in the larger enterprise of book collecting, I have treas ured such lost or forgotten pieces as have come my way until something like chaos in my library has been the result. For the most part, naturally, my salvaging has concerned itself with the ﬂotsam and jetsam of my larger enthusiasms; but many pleasant tales andpoems and sketches by less sonorous reputations also have gone to the making of my literary museum - bits that I have believed worthy of longer and more frequent reading than ordinarily is the for tune of contributions to the periodical press. Hence, in the present selection from my voluminous scrap books, the reader will find strange bookfellows; beside Kipling and Edgar Saltus, Paul Eldridge and Haniel Long; between Heam and Machen and Dun sany and Hergesheimer, Henry mccullough and Julian Street; and, cheek by jowl, Stephen Crane and Gustav Meyrink. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 270 pages
- 152 x 229 x 14mm | 367g
- 21 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 90 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white