INGELOW Jean Sarah de Berenger
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1880
three volumes bound as one, modern paper boards, ownership signature at head of titlepage volume I, first and last leaves dust-soiled, good. loosely inserted is a two-page autograph letter signed and addressed '6, Holland Villas Road,/ Addison,/ Kensington, W.' but undated: 'Dearest Francesca/ Your tin/ is done up in papers -/ and a (?) for (?)/ or crochet (?), when-/ever Adele likes to cover for it./ I am so glad dear/ that you are feeling/ better- We are going to/ have a tiring afternoon/ tea (in the garden!) on/ Saturday, chiefly for/ some amateur (?)/. Pray give us the/ pleasure of your company/ & bring any friend/ you like. It is/ from four thirty to/ seven./ love/ affectionately yours/ Jean Ingelow' ; a poor woman, married to a convict, changes her name and rears her children as their servant, in order to save for them a small fortune she has inherited; first edition; 320, 295 and 288 pages not in Sadleir; Wolff 3475