George Allen and Unwin: London, 1970. First Edition of the first volume of Huxley's autobiography.
A signed presentation copy inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Huxley for Corliss Lamont. Lamont, featured on pages 197-198 of the book, was the youngest son of Thomas W. Lamont, Huxley's banker and future Chairman of J. P. Morgan. In 1924, the younger Lamont was a paying guest in Huxley's house in Oxford. He and Huxley continued to correspond, and in the book Huxley describes him as "an uncompromising anti-establishment and anti-religious humanist". Having previously edited a collection of essays published under the title The Humanist Frame, there may have been no greater compliment for Huxley to pay than to call someone a humanist.
As was his custom, Huxley has signed again under his name on the title page.
Regrettably, Lamont noted approximately 25 passages of interest to him with a red ink line in the margin (including, perhaps understandably, the passages about him). The book also has a musty odor to it.
A very good copy in good dust wrapper.
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