Item #33139 SOME EARLY IMPRESSIONS. Leslie Stephen, Augustine Birrell.


London: Hogarth Press, 1924.

First Edition. Inscribed by Augustine Birrell - Chief Secretary for Ireland. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C. "First Published 1924" on the copyright page. 8VO: 193 pp. 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end. Orange beaded linen grain cloth wth lettered gilt on spine.

Sydney John Robinson's bookplate neatly pasted on the inside board. The book is from his personal collection and aged through the years.

Reminiscences written in 1903, and here first collected. Wollmer 53.

Inscribed on the ffe. and dated by "Augustine Birrell. Cambridge, May 17,1924. Birrell, was Chief Secretary of Ireland from 1907-1916 during the time of the Rising which he was not able to prevent and as a result, resigned and left politics forever.

Birrell made his name as a literary essayist with Obiter Dicta (1884) and he continued writing and book collecting and as seen here collected Leslie Stephen.

Item #33139    Price: US$750.00