Hardcover Book, Philosopher's Holiday, Irwin Edman, First Edition, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Biography, Philosophy


Hardcover Book, Philosopher's Holiday, Irwin Edman, First Edition, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Biography, Philosophy

A hard covered book entitled Philosopher's Holiday by Irwin Edman. This is a first edition as stated, "First published in November 1938".

Despite the fact that he was born and raised within a few blocks of Columbia University, graduated from it, and spent most of his professional life as a member of its faculty, Irwin Edman was very much a citizen of the world, and Philosopher’s Holiday (1938) is a delightful anecdotal account of some of his favorite places and people in that world. In fact, his outlook could be summed up in the words of a veterinarian in southern France who befriends him: “There is only one country–it is that of people of intelligence. Its citizens are few; they should be acquainted.”

Irwin Edman (1896 – 1954) was an American philosopher and professor of philosophy.

8½ inches in length
5¾ inches in width
270 pages
No Dust Jacket

Published by The Viking Press -- 1938 -- First Edition

This book is in very good condition. The binding is tight, and the pages have no marks. There is a sticker on the inside front fly leaf with a previous owner's name. The cover has some bending at the corners, staining on the front, and shows shelf wear.

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