FIRST EDITION, WITH AUTHORIAL INSCRIPTION. 8vo, pp. xlii, 230 + b/w frontis. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Pushing to spine ends. Top edge spotted. Fox spots to top margins of prelims, else, clean and tidy. Authorial dedication in blue ink to ffep: ‘To Storm Jameson/ from/ Agnes Headlam-Morley/ Sept. 1972.’ In the original dust jacket: wear to spine ends, a few short closed tears.
Agnes Headlam-Morley (1902-1986) was a historian of Anglo-German relations and briefly the prospective Conservative candidate for Barnard Castle. She was the first woman to be appointed to a full Professorship at Oxford: from 1948 to 1971 she was Montague Burton Professor of International Relations. She was a celebrated salon hostess and College woman. Her intellectual legacy – alongside those of other women in the discipline – is currently being revisioned through the Women and the History of International Thought project (2018-2022) (see Professor Patricia Owens, ‘On the heirs to Agnes Headlam-Morley). According to Jennifer Birkett, Jameson’s biographer, Headlam-Morley was more an admirer of the novelist’s husband, Guy Chapman (who had died earlier in 1972), than of Jameson herself. Jameson and Headlam-Morley did correspond, however, with the former reviewing Headlam-Morley’s novella Last Days: June 1944 to January 1945 (1960). Jameson reciprocated with one of her more generic dedications to Headlam-Morley in a copy of her final novel, There Will be a Short Interval (1973) (see ref #1531).
Author HEADLAM-MORLEY, James; HEADLAM-MORLEY, Agnes (editor); [JAMESON, Storm]
Publisher London: Methuen & Co
Condition Very good/ very good