DREAMS. Olive Schreiner.


East Aurora, New York: Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft, 1901. Hardcover. First edition thus. Schreiner (1855-1920) is best known today for her novel The Story of an African Farm (1883) and for the groundbreaking feminist theory of Woman and Labour (1911). However, this collection of allegories enjoyed tremendous popularity on publication (1890) when it was acclaimed for both aestheticism and feminism (it was a favorite for imprisoned suffragettes), and went through 25 editions in 40 years, including this exquisite presentation. The initials, borders, and ornaments were designed by Saint Gerome. Printed under the supervision of Andrew Andrews. Small quarto. Original paper-covered boards over a red suede spine, with a gilt-stamped leather spine label. Small bit of wear to the corners. Better than very good. Very good. Item #66979

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