Clifton (Violet)


Description: [ONE OF 250 COPIES] printed on Arnold's handmade paper, frontispiece portrait of the author by Wallace Wood, tissue-guard present, pp. 88, royal 8vo, original purple cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt and gently pushed at ends, edges of cloth a little dusty, textblock edges untrimmed with a couple of very faint spots, printed grey dustjacket with a little chipping to extremities, and gently darkened to backstrip panel and borders, very good

Publication Details: Hague and Gill, 1938

Notes: Inscribed by the author on the dedication-page, designating this as 'Written by Violet Clifton', and the copy of 'S. Hedley' - her dating of the inscription as '1838' is a mere century errant. A religious meditation in the form of a verse-dialogue between The Woman and Dante. Violet Clifton, née Beauclerk and a descendant of Charles Beauclerk (therefore also of his parents, King Charles II and Nell Gwyn), was the wife of explorer Talbot Clifton: her work included travel narratives of their journeys together, drama, biography (of her husband) as well as verse; her work, frequently possessed of...more

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Price: £150

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1938

Stock Number: 68505

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