Paulton, Somerset: Privately Printed, 1939. Very Good-. Item #27344
[Paulton, Somerset]: Privately Printed, 1939. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's red gilt-lettered cloth; 109pp. Cloth rather scuffed and lightly soiled, corners bumped, else Good to Very Good.
Ownership ex libris to front pastedown of Charles Trevelyan, 3rd Baronet (1870-1958), who provided the foreword to this volume (ex libris obscures a gift inscription dated 1939). According to an autograph letter signed by Trevelyan, he appears to have lent this volume fifteen years later to Dorothy, daughter of suffragist and temperance advocate Rosalind Howard, Countess of Carlisle, to whom a chapter is devoted: "You ought to know this Chapter of Keith's on your mother. Indeed he understood her. And don't you see her stalking down off platform flushed and furious."
The latter half of the letter requests that Dorothy return the volume, leaving it up to conjecture whether or not she or Trevelyan made the error of taping the letter into the book (tape now badly yellowed).