Letters of George Meredith to Alice Meynell,

(Nonesuch Press.) MEREDITH (George)

Letters of George Meredith to Alice Meynell,

with Annotations thereto 1896-1907.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 417/850 COPIES printed in black on Fabriano cream Ingres paper, with a border of red Garamond asterisks on the title-page, slight creasing to top of pages 86 and 88, pp. 104, 8vo, original quarter green buckram with brown boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed and uncut, the top edge a little dusty, 2 copies of the prospectus laid in along with various notes and correspondence regarding the book (see below), dustjacket, near fine

Publication Details: London and San Francisco: The Nonesuch Press, 1923

Notes: The copy of the publisher's brother, bookseller Everard Meynell - in fact, as the prospectus makes clear, and also indicated by the 'London and San Francisco' imprint on the title-page, the co-publisher here of these letters to their much-admired mother. It had been, Francis Meynell recorded in The Nonesuch Century, 'intended that my brother Everard (who had kept the Serendipity Shop in London) should be our agent. He was then in California, hoping to arrest the phthisis from which he was in fact never to recover'. The correspondence to Everard Meynell laid in here shows him hard at work in s...more

Bibliography: (Dreyfus 2)

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Price: £150

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1923

Stock Number: 65499

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