First Edition of Aldous Huxley's Collected Essays; Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 110228
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1958.
First edition of this collection of essays by the author of Brave New World. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Gertrude Ticho, in memory of a delightful day in Flint Hill, Aldous Huxley 1960.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
All over the English-speaking world critics have greeted these essays with such comments as "brilliant...provocative...magnificent." Many find that Huxley is the finest essayist since Montaigne. It has been said that "Mr. Huxley is not only a literary giant, but one of the greatest thinkers of our time. Mr. Huxley's topic is man, the total compass of his faculties in science, literature, music, religion, art, love, sex, speculative thinking and simple being. Here, displayed to the full, is the astonishing virtuosity of Huxley's genius.