London: Constable & Co, 1909-10.
Memorial edition. 27 vols. 8vo ( 8-3/4 height, ca. 1-3/4 inches, length total ca. 36-1/2 inches. With a Letter from Meredith to Moncure Conway. Three quarter blue morocco and cloth, gilt-lettered spines in six compartments, raised bands, t.e.g. Handsome set Item #229258
Laid into volume I is a fine Autograph Letter signed from Meredith to M.D. Conway (Moncure Conway, the American abolitionist, transcendentalist, etc.). 2pp. 8vo, Mickleham near Dorking, January 14, 1868. Writing as the acting editor of the liberal journal The Fortnightly Review, in place of John Morley, Meredith writes:
"I am responsible for the omission to send you the enclosed cheque last month, & beg your excuse. I had lost your address. Mr. Chapman has done me the favour to show me your letter from Jonathan to John. If the style had been something less familiar and had embraced a statement of politics as well as feelings, I should have regretted its not having been sent to the Fortnightly Review. A piece of work of this sort, of a certain dignity in tone, is wanted ... I conduct the Review in Mr. Morley's absence."
Conway, living in England, was a frequent contributor to the liberal press in London.
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