Place Published: various
Date Published: 1922 to 1979
Binding: No binding & hard cover
This collection contains 9 items dating from 1922 to 1979, specifically 6 letters, 1 post card, 1 typed memorial address, and 1 book.
Charles Kay Ogden was an English linguist (the inventor of Basic English), a co-founder of the Heretics Society, philosopher (co-translator of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus), editor (Cambridge Magazine, Psyche, Kegan Paul publishers), bookseller, and bibliophile.
I.A. (Ivor Armstrong) Richards was an English educator, literary critic, poet, and rhetorician. In 1926, on a mountain climbing holiday in Wales, he married Dorothy Pilley (1894-1986), a prominent mountaineer. Ogden and Richards had a fruitful collaboration and wrote several books together, notably The Meaning of Meaning (1923).
C.K. Ogden 1 Autographed Signed Letter (ASL) and 1 inscribed Book:
• ALS to [Robert] Parr, 19 February 1934, sends a copy of On Basic Words which contains French equivalents, no money available for the general distribution of books, J. Hall Paxton (American foreign service officer) joining forces with Parr.
• Book - Ogden, Richards, and James Woods. The Foundations of Aesthetics. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1922. Dark blackish green cloth, several tears and nicks on the spine and upper board, corners quite bumped, minor tears on a few pages. First ed., presentation copy signed by Ogden to I.A. Hirschmann, New York, June 1927.
I.A. and Dorothy Richards 5 letters – 4 Autographed Signed Letter (ASL) & 1 Typed Signed Letter (TSL) and 1 post card and 1 a typed memorial address:
• 4 ALS and a postcard plus TLS to Hester Pickman, a Boston philanthropist, 1965-1979, 1 envelope, with a typed memorial address and a handwritten note at the top “Address given by Walter Hamilton, former Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, at IAR’s Cremation Service, 18 Sept 79.” Re their travels in England and continental Europe, I.A. Richards lecturing in Wales and giving a paper to the Alpine Club, being awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal, and his final illness and death.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8512