London: Oxford University Press, 1981. 8vo. First edition. Original black cloth, gilt. Portrait frontispiece. Unclipped d/w faded on spine as usual. Fine in near fine d/w. Item #5911
Geoffrey Madan (1895-1947) was a connoisseur of the excellent, the original, and the pungent in thought, word, and deed. This selection from his Notebooks might be described (in his own words) as 'an anthology of the forgotten sayings of great men, and the great sayings of forgotten men'.
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