Item #48573 Rage for Order: Essays in Criticism. Austin WARREN.

Rage for Order: Essays in Criticism.

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, [1948]. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. ix, 165pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket faintly age toned, with most minor of edgewear. Item #48573

Exceptionally tight and bright first edition of these (to cite front jacket panel) "Critical Essays on Nine Metaphysical Poets and Novelists" by this influential academic and literary critic (1899-1986), who boldly signs the front flyleaf in blue ink. Front pastedown bears the undergraduate ownership signature ("Cornell College / 1948") of Frank S. Hanlin (1924-82, bibliographer and University of Iowa special collections director). All-around outstanding copy, featuring essays on Edward Taylor, George Herbert, Alexander Pope, Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Franz Kafka, E.M. Forster and Henry James.

Price: $75.00

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