Phaedra. Translated from the French of Racine. Alice Tobin.

Phaedra. Translated from the French of Racine.

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

4to, (iv), 80, [2], pp. Original quarter linen with blue paper-covered boards. A fine copy in the original plain dust-jacket, spine panel lightly toned and chipped at head and foot.

§ One of 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. A translation of Racine's Phaedra by Agnes Tobin, a little-remembered American woman of letters. Born into a wealthy San Francisco family in 1864, 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). Something of a poet's poet and a translator's translator, she won respect for her translations of Petrarch and her original poems, which were often on religious themes. Item #124580

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