Glimpses of the Past.

Wordsworth (Elizabeth)

Glimpses of the Past.

With Eight Illustrations.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 8 plates from photographs, occasional light foxing, family portrait plate nicked at fore-margin and reattached with tape, one or two corrections to the text, pp. viii, 218, crown 8vo, original dark green cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, lean to spine and wear at ends, wear at corners also with a short split at head of upper joint, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, later ownership inscription in pencil to flyleaf, fair

Publication Details: A. R. Mowbray, [1912]

Notes: Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf, to her younger sister: 'Mary Trebeck, with love from E. Wordsworth, Oct 30th 1912'. The recipient naturally features early in the text of this memoir, first appearing on p. 11 and occasionally thereafter. A scarce book, and an engaging memoir, with the author's achievements modestly related. Wordsworth was the great-niece of the poet and a pioneer in the field of female university education: she was founding principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and in '1886, a year after Bishop Wordsworth [her father] died, Elizabeth unexpectedly inherited £600 from...more

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Price: £75

Subject: Literature

Published Date: [1912]

Stock Number: 63970

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