The Writings

Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1909. Hardcover. 21.5 x 16 cm. Autograph Edition, copy 96 of 750, signed by Mary A. Ward in Volume I. The author, born to a prominent Australian family removed to England when she was five years of age, her father was Tom Arnold (English Professor) and her uncle Matthew Arnold (English poet). Her sister Julia married Leonard Huxley, their sons were Julian and Aldous Huxley. A strong advocate for women's rights, and the founding President of the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League in 1908. Ward's novels contained strong religious subject matter relevant to Victorian values she herself practiced. All illustrations with lettered tissue guards, portrait frontispieces (some colored), and black and white photogravure plates. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in floral motifs. Ex-library, but withdrawn by a patron, bookplates front cover pastedown, and rear pockets, small embossed library stamp on titles, interior contents clean, wide text margins. Three quarter brown morocco, light blue marbled endpapers and matching endpapers. Teg. Fine. 16 vols. Item #21875

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