Item #43845 Confessions of a Cynic: Social, Moral and Philosophical. F. R. C. HOPKINS, Francis Rawdon Chesney Hopkins.

Confessions of a Cynic: Social, Moral and Philosophical.

Echuca (Vic.): Mackay & Drought, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover, Small 8vo. 98 pp. Original blind stamped cloth boards with gilt titling, rebacked. A collection of pithy observations by the Indian-born and British educated Francis Rawdon Chesney Hopkins (1849-1916), who at 16 migrated to Victoria, Australia, where he established himself as a grazier and writer. This unusual work, published in the town of Echuca on the Murray river, is basically a collection of witty observations, mostly only a paragraph long, on subjects as diverse as the morality of servant women in Western Australia, whether or not hatters are in fact generally mad, the attraction of women to men in uniforms with brass buttons, and a defence of tea as a staple in the Australian bush. Rebacked in plain cloth, boards somewhate discolored and rubbed through at points. Fresh endpapers, old circulating library stamp to title page, a few small stamps throughout . Occasional foxing, pages edges darkened, pencil note on last blank. Obviously well used, but still a solid G+ copy of an interesting and genuinely rare work. Item #43845

Price: $150.00