1958. San Francisco: Printed at the Grabhorn Press for John Howell, 1958.
4to, xxi, 99, , 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