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Autograph edition. Number 99 of 750 copies signed by the author using her name as Mary A. Ward and with four pages of manuscript by the author tipped in to four volumes. 16 volumes, complete. (Complete sets are uncommon, due to the last two volumes being published three years after the first fourteen. All illustrations are photogravures with facing tissues. [1909-1912]. 3/4 leather binding with gilt tooling and title on the spine with raised bands. The binding was green leather originally, but the spines are sun bleached to an attractive light brown. A very handsome set, with the gilt and leather bright and sharp. Gilt edging on the top of the pages. Volume I: xlii, 530 pages; 12 illustrations; contains 'Robert Elsmere', first part. Volume II: 601 pages; 4 illustrations; appendix; contains 'Robert Elsmere', second part. Volume III: xxiii, 483 pages; 9 illustrations; contains 'The History of David Grieve', first part. Volume IV: 589 pages; 4 illustrations; contains 'The History of David Grieve', second part. Volume V: xix, 517 pages; 7 illustrations; contains 'Marcella', first part. Volume VI: 425 pages; 5 illustrations; contains 'Marcella', second part. Volume VII: xvi, 429 pages; 3 illustrations, inserted mss. page; contains 'Sir George Tressady', first part. Volume VIII: 430 pages; 6 illustrations; contains 'Sir George Tressady', second part and 'Miss Bretherton'. Volume IX: xix, 537 pages; 9 illustrations; contains 'Helbeck of Bannisdale'. Volume X: xix, 572 pages; 6 illustrations, inserted mss. page; contains 'Eleanor'. Volume XI: xii, 506 pages; 4 illustrations, inserted mss. page; contains 'Lady Roses Daughter'. Volume XII: xix, 574 pages; 5 illustrations, insert mss. page; contains 'The Marriage of William Ashe'. Volume XIII: xvi, 466 pages; 8 illustrations; contains 'Fenwick's Career and The Story of Bessie Costrell'. Volume XIV: 584 pages; 8 illustrations; contains 'The Testing of Diana Mallory'. Volume XV: xvii, 552 pages; 5 illustrations; contains 'Daphne (Marriage a la Mode) Canadian born (Lady Merton, Colonist)'. Volume XVI: xiii, 586 pages; 4 illustrations; contains 'The Case of Richard Meynell'. Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) was a English novelist and social worker better known as Mrs. Humphry Ward. Born in Tasmania and brought to England as a child, married T.H.Ward in 1872, in 1890 founded a settlement in London which developed into Passmore Edwards Settlement. She was an anti-suffragist, becoming the first president of the British Women's Anti-Suffrage League (and her reputation as a writer has suffered for it). She is, nonetheless, a writer of true literary merit, Tolstoy calling her in 1900 the greatest living English author.
Title: The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward, with Introductions By the Author. Autograph Edition.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1909
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
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