Poet, Author and Member of the Academy of France. A Personal Study. Preface by W. Beatty-Kingston.
First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author “To Mrs Jameson with very dear wishes, her friend, Blanche Roosevelt, Aix-les-Bains, 8. Sept 92” on the half-title. Roosevelt is best remembered as a soprano with the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company. She spent much of her career in France, and was personally acquainted with Sardou, as well as Gustave Doré, about whom she wrote a similar treatment, and Guy de Maupassant, who became her lover.
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Octavo (175 105 mm). Original blue cloth over bevelled boards, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, green-coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, Spine sunned, extremities a little rubbed, occasional pencilled errata, faint spotting to front matter and margins of final few leaves. Largely unopened, an excellent copy.