PASSAGES FROM THE PROSE WRITINGS OF MATTHEW ARNOLD.

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. Original cloth. Clipped biographical notice pasted to front endsheets, cloth a little worn at edges, some foxing early and late, otherwise a good copy. Item #WRCLIT64079

First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front blank "To William Smith Esq. with thanks & kind regards from Matthew Arnold Octr. 1884.'' The recipient was probably Dr. (later Sir) William Smith (1813-93), editor of the QUARTERLY REVIEW. A selection made by Arnold of his prose writings on literature, politics, society, philosophy and religion. TINKER 180.

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