Agnes Tobin, Letters, Translations, Poems, with Some Account of Her Life. Alice Tobin.

Agnes Tobin, Letters, Translations, Poems, with Some Account of Her Life.

1958. San Francisco: Printed at the Grabhorn Press for John Howell, 1958.

4to, xxi, 99, [1], pp., color frontispiece and 6 other illustrations including a reproduction of Julia Margaret Cameron's photograph of Tobin and pages from Tobin's manuscripts. Original quarter linen with blue paper-covered boards. A near fine copy, board tips slightly bumped, without dust-jacket, inscribed on the front endpaper by the poet's niece.

§ One of 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. This copy is inscribed "For Peggy - with love - from Agnes Tobin's niece - San Francisco, Christmas 1970". A selection of letters, translations and poems by Agnes Tobin, a little-remembered woman of letters born in San Francisco in 1864 into a wealthy family. She spent many years in London where she became a great friend of Alice Meynell and a beloved member of her literary circle (which included Yeats, Pound, Gosse, and Augustus John). Includes a biographical sketch, a note on Tobin and Meynell by Sir Francis Meynell, followed by Tobin's translations (of Petrarch and Milton), and original poems. Item #124578

Price: $35.00

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