Item #1458 The Elements of Style. William Strunk, Jr.
The Elements of Style
Early "Elements of Style"

The Elements of Style

Ithaca: The Thrift Press, [c.1937]. Stapled wraps. Sixteenmo. 52 pages. Very good. Printed tan textured covers, stapled binding. A few minor wrinkles to covers.

Interesting edition of the 20th century's most influential guide to good writing practices. The first edition was privately printed for Strunk in 1918, intended for use by his students at Cornell University. That edition comprised 43 pages. The first trade edition was published in 1920 and grew to 52 pages. Strunk retired from Cornell in 1937, and his emeritus status is noted on the title page of this edition, which is also 52 pages in length. Strunk died in 1946 many years before his "little book" was revised and enlarged by E. B. White in 1959.

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