Grace After Meat.
With an introduction by Robert Graves.London: Printed & published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1924 Stock Code: 144237
First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "Miss Laura M. Bragg, with the author's cordial regards, John Crowe Ransom, November 17, 1924". Uncommon inscribed; a great association copy.
Laura Bragg (1881-1978) notably co-founded the Poetry Society of South Carolina in 1920 as part of Charleston's renaissance. Ransom, a founding member of the Southern literary group named the "Fugitives", and comprising 16 writers including Donald Davidson, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren, spoke at the society - as did Gertrude Stein, Frost, Sandberg, and others - for the Society held readings and lectures. Bragg also became the first woman to run a publicly funded art museum in America when she was named the director of the Charleston Museum in 1920.
This is one of 400 copies only, printed by the Woolfs on the hand press, and including a 5-page long introduction by the poet Robert Graves.
Octavo. Original yellow, red, and green patterned paper boards, titles in black to yellow label on front board.
Spine toned and chipped, the binding otherwise bright, spine cracked after dedication leaf but holding, internally clean and fresh; still, a very good copy.
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