PRESENTATION COPY WITH MANUSCRIPT ADDITIONS
Bedford. The Beds. Times Publishing Co., Ltd., 1914. First edition.
8vo. 76pp, . Uncut in original publisher's drab wrappers, lettered in black. Very lightly marked, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to verso to upper wrapper, foxed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'C. M. H. from K. L. H., Christmas 1914'. With five loosely inserted contemporary leaves of manuscript verse initialed by the author, a later (1921) printed single leaf poem, and a further three manuscript leaves, also initialed, tipped-in to gutters of final three leaves.
An apparently unrecorded collection of poetry by Katherine Louisa Hart Hoare (1846-1931), wife of Conservative Politician Sir Samuel Hoare (1841-1915). The book would appear to be her only published work. The verses, composed between 1911 and 1914, are predominantly sentimental or devotional. The additional manuscript poems included within this copy are comparable, with the exception of a mournful and moving verse written shortly after the second anniversary of the death of her husband. The presentation inscription is likely to her daughter, Christabel Mary Hoare.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 20812