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Gregory (Lady Augusta)

Lot 373/0297

Estimate EUR: €1000 - €1500
Hammer price: €0

Exceptionally Rare First Publication Gregory (Augusta Lady). Over the River An appeal for aid to a poor parish in South London]. L., Ridgeway 1887, 16mo limp olive cloth, a.e.r., a fine copy. Preface by [Lady Gregory’s husband] W.H. Gregory. Annotated by Lady Gregory, with a note quoting the Bishop of Rochester at rear of p. 31. Her first publication, exceptionally scarce, written the year before she met W.B. Yeats in London, and became active with him in Irish cultural affairs. (1) Provenance: From the collection of Mrs. Catherine Kennedy, ‘Nu’ the grand-daughter of Lady Gregory. Her father Robert, was the subject of W.B. Yeats’s poem, “An Irish Airman Forsees His Death.”