Welcome to this cyberplace, set up as a space for news and reviews of A Gentleman of Pleasure and occasional jottings about John Glassco. Five years have now passed since publication, and I've moved on to other projects, but I'm leaving this up with the thought that those drawn to Glassco's writing will find something of interest.

11 May 2011

Another Errant Edel

An annex, of sorts, to an earlier post on Glassco, Leon Edel and Henry James. A Montreal collector was kind enough to send me these images of another Edel title that was not included in the sale of Glassco's library.

The warm inscription, typical of Edel, is made particularly interesting with it's mention of Montparnasse and Nice:
Buffy Glassco

his contrite (in not having given you this book) copain of the yesteryears, of Montparnasse and Nice — with nostalgia and affection.

Leon Edel
Honolulu 1973
The first in Edel's five-volume biography, Henry James: The Untried Years 1843-1870 was published in 1953, during the long decades in which the two copains had no contact. The place of inscription is curious – it wasn't until later in the 'seventies that Glassco first travelled to Honolulu.

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