History of an Autumn SIGNED 1938 by Christopher MORLEY ~ Essays ~ Eve of World War II

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Title: History of an Autumn

Author: Christopher Morley

Description: Signed by author on ffep. Boards in brown cloth, stamped in gilt. Spine a bit darkened, edges of cloth show light wear. Original owner's name on ffep; abrasion blemish to text on two pages; light soiling in the margins of a few pages. Dust jacket has a closed tear to the top edge of the front panel; minor wear along edges and a few small chips; price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. ix, 81 pages. 7 x 4.5 inches.

Morley's private time capsule, reflecting on his days between July and October 1938. From his wry observations at home, to his regards for the social significance of radio, and to the world response to Hitler's annexation of Austria and October Sportpalast speech, broadcast internationally, regarding German intentions in Czechoslovakia; not Neville Chamberlain's ''Peace with honor,'' but rather ''Peace with Epitaph.'' Morley sardonically notes H.G. Wells's famous broadcast of October 30, 1938, a different kind of war.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Place: Philadelphia and New York
Year: 1938

Keywords: World War II

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