Item #2208 Glory. A Tale That is Told. Mary Lintner Maquarie.

Glory. A Tale That is Told.

Florence: The Olive Press, n.d. [10], 37, [3] pp. Vellum over boards, title stamped in gilt on the front board. Some discoloring to the vellum, small chip at head of spine. A collection of poems published posthumously and anonymously by the author's husband, the Australian writer Arthur Maquarie. Mary Lintner was a sculptor and printmaker, and as alluded to in Maquarie's anonymous introduction, was the daughter of Joseph Lintner, a scientist and professor who was the first to hold the post of New York State Entomologist, and who had died in Rome in 1898. An image of her portrait bust of her father is on p. [5]. Arthur Maquarie (1874-1955) "worked in England as a freelance writer, in Italy as a teacher of English, and also lived in France and Spain; he was active in the Royal Society of Literature and organised the British committee which promoted intellectual harmony among the Allies in the First World War. He wrote several plays on medieval subjects and several volumes of lyrical verse, but is most significant for the assistance he provided to Henry Lawson in London in 1900-1; as well as writing articles about Lawson which helped introduce him to literary London, Maquarie arranged meetings with editors, publishers and literary agents." (Oxford Companion to Australian Literature) Rare. No copies in OCLC. Item #2208

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