Book Description

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Slim 8vo, pp. 96, incl. frontispiece portrait. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind-stamped series' device ("Representative Women" arching over a decorative hand mirror) to upper board. Leading edge untrimmed. Gentle bruising and wear to extremities, bump to tail, with echo in text block. Inscribed by Mitchison in black ink to ffep: "F. Stroud Read/ from Naomi Mitchison/ With much gratitude!" with the inscribee's name in sepia ink below with date and place: "Tirana, Albania/ 12.12.1928". Gently toned. Else, clean and tight. A pleasing copy of Mitchinson's contribution to the Representative Women series.
Dealer Notes
Mitchison closes her Bibliography with an acknowledgement to her inscribee: "I should particularly like to thank Mr Stroud Read for standing up for the Byzantines, lending me books, answering questions, and for the doubtful service of encouraging me to write this".
Frederick Stroud Read (1897-1941/2) was a linguist and historian, who lived in, and published on, Albania; both Senate House Library and Kings College London hold books from his library, the latter's holdings relating to Southeast Europe. Seller Inventory # 2365
Author MITCHISON, Naomi; BIRRELL, Francis (series editor); GOWER PARKS, J. (frontis artist); [READ, Frederick Stroud]
Date 1928
Publisher London: Gerald Howe Ltd
Condition Very good

Price: £125.00

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