Item #2288 Dreams and Journeys. “Adventurers All” Series, no. XXI. Fredegond Shove.

Dreams and Journeys. “Adventurers All” Series, no. XXI.

Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1918. First edition. 50, [2] pp. Tan wrappers, printed label on front cover and spine. Edgewear, particularly to yapped fore-edges, heavy tone lines to both front and rear covers. Leaves completely unopened.

The first book of poems (of two in her lifetime) by a poet on the fringes of Bloomsbury and very much involved in the cultural scene of her day. Her father, Frederic Maitland, was a legal historian who wrote a biography of Leslie Stephen; her uncle was Ralph Vaughn Williams. Her mother’s second husband was Francis Darwin. Her husband, Gerald Shove, had once lived with both the Stephens and with Vanessa Bell. Her second collection, Daybreak, was one of the handful of books hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. Item #2288

Price: $350.00

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