Mary Wollstonecraft’s original Stories, with five Illustrations … with an Introduction by E.V. Lucas.

London, Horace Hart for Henry Frowde, 1906.

8vo, pp. xxiv, 88, with 5 plates after Blake; a very good copy in publisher’s green cloth gilt; slightly rubbed with a little bumping to end-caps, light spotting to endpapers; presentation inscription dated 1909 to front free endpaper.

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