London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. First Edition. First edition. Lytton Strachey’s copy, with his faded penciled ownership signature to the head of the upper wrapper and with his Dora Carrington-designed bookplate to the verso.
Shortly before theirs deaths in 1932, Carrington wrote in her journal, “As I stuck the book plates in with Lytton I suddenly thought of Sothebys and the book plates in some books I had looked at, when Lytton was bidding for a book and I thought: These books will one day be looked at by those gloomy faced booksellers and buyers. And suddenly a premonition of a day when these labels will no longer (be) in this library came over me. I longed to ask Lytton not to stick in any more.” Anne Chisholm, ed. Carrington's Letters Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships.
8vo. , 2-24pp. Wise 63 (noting 2,000 copies were printed and never reprinted as of his publication). Very good in publisher’s mottled-grey printed wrappers with some browning to wrappers and chafing to upper corner (where it appears some penciling was erased). Item #193