A Truthtelling Manual and the Art of Worldly Wisdom; Being a Collection of the Aphorisms Which Appear in the Works of Bathasar Gracian. Baltasar Gracian, Martin Fischer, trans.

A Truthtelling Manual and the Art of Worldly Wisdom; Being a Collection of the Aphorisms Which Appear in the Works of Bathasar Gracian...

Very Good. Item #6053

Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1945. Second Revised Version. 24mo (5.5" x 3.75"); [viii], 311pp. Tipped-in frontis. Rebound in three-quarter red leather and marbled boards with gilt rules and lettering. Marbled endpapers and red leather overlays, with gilt top and deckled edges. Boards lightly shelfworn along bottom with light bumps to corners. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.

This copy from the personal library of journalist William Safire, with no ownership marks or plates. As we have seen with other volumes in Safire's library, he has slipped in a clipping from an old book dealer's catalog citing an earlier edition of Gracian's Manual, with "mine a reprint" written beneath the entry.

Price: $40.00