The Green Bay Tree. A Tale of To-day (1894)

By: Wilkins, W. H. & H. Vivian [William Henry Wilkins & Herbert Vivian]

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Third [and First One-Volume] Edition. Original green cloth with blindstamped flower designs on boards, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, inscription, good. The inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper reads: "To Miss Edith Blyth: a tribute of deepest respect from the Author. V. King Charles of France, Spain & Navarre, his birthday, 1895 (18/30 March). Paris. Chapters I, V, X, XI, XII, XIII, XV, XVI, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XL; L'Envoi; paragraphs 1- 36 & 45 -40 of Chapter VIII, and paragraphs 1 - 11 & 21 -30 of Chapter IX need not be read." Vivian (the inscriber) was a journalist, keen Jacobite and editor of The Royalist International Herald, which explains his odd reference to King Charles of Spain. Usefully he also indicates which chapters (and even paragraphs) were written by his co-author William Wilkins and therefore "need not be read" by his friend Miss Blyth. The Green Bay Tree is a social and political squib, satirising fin-de-si├Ęcle English society.

Title: The Green Bay Tree. A Tale of To-day (1894)

Author Name: Wilkins, W. H. & H. Vivian [William Henry Wilkins & Herbert Vivian]

Categories: Signed Copies,

Edition: 3rd Edition

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1894

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 81016