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Seven Types of Ambiguity by  William EMPSON - First Edition - 1930 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

Seven Types of Ambiguity

by EMPSON, William

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth, gilt-lettered spine, in off-white dust jacket printed in brown and black, brown topstain; [6],325pp. Some minor wear to jacket extremities, including small loss at spine crown, extremities and spine toned, tiny soil spot to upper panel, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Considered to be the foundational work of the New Criticism school.





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