(London: Burns Oates & Eashbourne Ltd., 1923). 192 x 128 mm. (7 1/2 x 5"). x, 143, ,  (advertisement) pp. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION.
Attractive contemporary dark blue morocco, gilt with elaborate scallop-rolled and fillet border enclosing a double fillet panel with garland and lily tools, decorated bands, compartments with central floral device surrounded by holly tooling, turn-ins with rose cornerpieces, marbled endleaves. With a frontispiece portrait engraved by Emery Walker after a drawing by John Singer Sargent. Faint rubbing to joints, otherwise A FINE COPY, gilt-bright and internally unblemished.
Offered in a pleasing binding, this volume contains the whole of Alice Meynell’s verse, issued a year after her death. Meynell (1847-1922), mother of Nonesuch Press founder Francis Meynell, was an English poet, essayist, editor, critic, anthologist, and suffragist. She was a regular contributor to popular journals, and edited collections by various poets, including Francis Thompson. The frontispiece portrait of Meynell engraved by Emery Walker (co-founder of the Doves Press) after John Singer Sargent’s drawing is wholly appropriate; she wrote a biography of the celebrated portrait artist in 1903. (ST12815)
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PJP Catalog: SE17BF.019