Gossip in a Library
London: William Heinemann, 1891. First edition. In original brown waxed cloth, with gilt stamped title to front board and spine. Quote from the book:"There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel - an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the
great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine." vii, 337 pp. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches). Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic. His classic memoir, Father and Son (1907), detailed his difficult childhood in a religiously fanatical home.