Coleridge on Imagination - I. A. RichardsLondon: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1934, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the head of the spine and top edge, stained on the lower panel. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned, with a red stain to the very margin of the last few leaves. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “A study of Coleridge’s thought on the nature and powers of words. To ask about the meanings of words is to ask about everything. Coleridge’s critical theory of the imagination and the fancy has a scope which cannot be appreciated without an inquiry into the interactions of meanings one with another. This is an attempt to restate it in the improved psychology now available, and to present Coleridge as the first English student of the seminal principle of the century since his death.
Though the treatment follows Coleridge in putting the applications of the theory to poetry in the forefront, its relevance to other questions is stressed. The orders of belief, the conditions of a contemporary world-picture, the relations of thought and feeling, of science and value, and the principles of the integral growth of the mind, are among the subjects in the discussion of which Coleridge’s theory is required. The author suggests that the theory is capable of immense developments and endeavours to take some first steps.”