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JEREMY WILSON'S COPY

FORSTER, E. M.. Two cheers for democracy.

London. Edward Arnold & Co., [1951]. First edition.
8vo. 371pp, [1]. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear. Contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional spotting. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his 'J. M. Wilson' bookplate to FEP and distinctive inked ownership inscription to head of FFEP.
The first edition of E. M. Forster's second collection of essays. Reflecting Forster's increasing politicisation in the 1930s, particularly in the first section entitled 'The Second Darkness, the book contains versions of his anti-Nazi broadcasts of 1940, as well as his defence of individualism in the face of the rise of totalitarianism.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 22044