Item #48574 The Unbought Grace of Life and Other Essays. Thomas Henry FOSTER.
The Unbought Grace of Life and Other Essays.

The Unbought Grace of Life and Other Essays.

Cedar Rapids, IA: The Torch Press, 1950. Hardcover. Foreword by Lawrence Oakley Cheever. 8vo. Black cloth spine with paper label and decorative paper over boards. 72pp. 4 full-page plates. Near fine. Lacks dust jacket. Item #48574

Superb and tight first edition of these mostly bookish four essays (each first published separately) by this noted Iowa meatpacking company president (1875-1951), remembered for his bookplate collection and as a Victorian book collector and, strangely enough, as a Shakespeare denier. Appropriately enough (third essay is "The Pleasures of Collecting Bookplates"), affixed to front flyleaf of this copy are four fine bookplates designed by Rockwell Kent.

Price: $65.00

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