THE LONDON ADVENTURE Or The Art of Wandering. Arthur MACHEN.

THE LONDON ADVENTURE Or The Art of Wandering.

London: Martin Secker, [1924]. First Edition. Octavo, original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine panel, top edge trimmed and stained red. [142] pp + [2] pp ads at rear. The first trade edition issued in August, 1924; preceded by the limited and signed edition of 200 copies issued in March. Light fading to top page edges, some browning to endpapers, a fine copy in a nearly fine printed dust jacket, slightly browned and with some (unnecessary) internal tape reinforcement at the folds and tips, one small snag to upper edge of front panel. An attractive copy. Goldstone & Sweetser 27b. Item #311828

¶ THE LONDON ADVENTURE is often considered to be Arthur Machen’s third volume of autobiography, but its alternative title, The Art of Wandering, differentiates it from Far Off Things and Things Near and Far. The term ‘wandering’ refers not only to Machen’s many and various journeys around the unconsidered byways of London, but also to the curiously meandering construction of the book.

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