London: Methuen & Co, .
First edition. xi, [i], 361, , 32, ads.pp. 8vo. PRESENTATION TO VIOLET HUNT. Cloth. In green half morocco slipcase. Very good. Bookplate Item #322053
An important association copy, with presentation inscription from Hudson to Violet Hunt on the half-title: "Violet Hunt / Her Friend / W. H. Hudson"; and inscribed by Hunt on the front endpaper to her lover Ford Madox Hueffer (later known as Ford Madox Ford): "To my F.M.H. from his V.H...." and dated 1910. Hunt and Hueffer co-founded the English Review in 1908, the leading English literary magazine of its day, publishing work by Hardy, James, Conrad, Galsworthy, Wells, Pound, Lawrence, and W. H. Hudson. A published author herself, Hunt was best known for her literary salon.
In 1909, Ford left his wife to move in with Hunt, though Ford's wife refused to divorce him and famously brought about a successful libel suit in 1913 when a newspaper referred to Hunt as Mrs. Ford.
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