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Vagaries by Axel Munthe - First edition. - 1898 - from Rooke Books and


by Axel Munthe

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London - John Murray, 1898 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Munthe's Vagaries, later known as Memories and Vagaries. Bound with half title and the original title of Vagaries. Later editions were published retitled as Memories and Vagaries. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. This is a short collection of essays by Axel Munthe, it has been published in several languages and editions due to its popularity. It contains fourteen essays by Munthe. Some of these were previously published in magazines, such as Toys which appeared in Blackwood and For Those Who Love Music in Murray's magazine. Axel Munthe was aSwedish born physician and psychiatrist. He is best remembered as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work. Condition: Inoriginal greenfull cloth binding with title gilt stamped to front board and spine. Externally, smart. Some wear to the front joint. Minor bumping to head and tail of spine. Spine is cocked. Gift inscription to verso of front endpaper, addressedfrom a friend of the author October 1898 to a lady namedHelen. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots throughout, heavier to the first and last few pages. Overall:VERY GOOD..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 050020
  • Title: Vagaries
  • Author: Axel Munthe
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London - John Murray
  • Date published: 1898


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