Item #742 A Devotee. Mary Cholmondeley.
A Devotee

A Devotee

London: Edward Arnold, 1897. First Edition. 1st edition. Original cloth, trifling rubs (lighter than a cat’s footfall), a fine copy (valor procures, care preserves). Inscribed “With Mary’s Love, March 10th ’97” on a paper slip contemporaneously laid down on the front free endpaper (she sent the slip to the publisher, then the book with the slip was sent from them, reportedly, to her brother). OCLC locates 21 copies of the 1st edition but ABPC lists no auction sales since 1975 (copies may have been sold lotted and hence not recorded), and this is the only presentation copy of any of her books I recall seeing, or even hearing about. Coll: 8vo. pp. [1–9] 10–211 [212–224 (ads)]. Ref: Sadleir 54. Wolff 1211. Fine. Item #742

Price: $3,150.00

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