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The Great Kinship: An Anthology of Humanitarian Poetry [SIGNED] by Bertram Lloyd / [Richard D. Ryder] / [Jon Wynne-Tyson] / [Richard Adams] - Signed First Edition - 1921 - from Tarrington Books and

The Great Kinship: An Anthology of Humanitarian Poetry [SIGNED]

by Bertram Lloyd / [Richard D. Ryder] / [Jon Wynne-Tyson] / [Richard Adams]

Condition: Very Good Minus

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1921. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 5.5 x 8 inches (13.5 x 20 cm). Signed by Author. Quarter oatmeal cloth with grey paper covered boards. Foxing to cloth, light scratches to boards, small bump to foot of spine. Top page edge dyed red, other edges untrimmed. Light foxing to page edges. Frontis foxed, also affecting adjoining half title page and title page, clean text throughout. Pencilled notes and underlining to several pages. A book with fascinating provenance. Inscribed in pencil to front free endpaper. 'Julie Moore, Febry 1921 from the Humanitarian League.' Below this the book is signed by Richard D. Ryder (1979), leading figure in the modern animal rights movement, member of the Oxford Group and author of Victims of Science. On the half title page there is a gift inscription from Ryder to Jon Wynne-Tyson (1981), Wynne-Tyson was another member of the Oxford Group and a publisher, his Centaur Press issued many titles on animal rights and veganism. He is also the author of 'Food for a Future.' This volume came from the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Following the publication of his hugely successful debut novel in 1972, Adams became very active in the evolving animal rights movement. He was in contact with several members of the Oxford Group. Campaigned against the hunting of baby seals, and ultimately served as president of the RSPCA in 1982. This collection was published by The Humanitarian League, an early 20th Century precursor to the modern animal rights movement. A very scarce item with wonderful association. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. Size: 5.5 x 8 inches (13.5 x 20 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xviii, 272


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