Life Is the Flesh
See Description, January 1947. First Edition. Cloth. Used - Good / No Jacket. Item #236884
Octavo (Five & 3/4-inches x Eight & 3/4-inches) Limited edition of 400 copies. Dustjacket missing. Maroon cloth covered boards with silver lettering on spine & front board. Worn especially at top & bottom of spine. Darkening top & bottom board edges. White smudge front at bottom. Textblock top edge heavily foxed & dust stained. Likewise some darkening/foxing to deckled fore-edge. Inscribed & signed by Louise Townsend Nicholl (1890-1981) on front free end page: 'For Ralph Freedman whose fine work I admire with best wishes, Louise Nicholl, 1947'. I am not certain who this Freedman to whom Nicholl inscribed her book in 1947 because the only one I can find is a critic and professor from Princeton who just recently (2016) passed away at 96 years old. He did not receive his bachelors degree until 1948, having served in WWII, and missed a few years when he would probably have been studying. My point is that the Ralph Freedman who edited and published a number of books during the 70s, 80s and 90s would not have had much work to admire circa 1948. So the association of this book is a mystery.