“PRESENTED TO CONSTANCE CHATTERLEY FOR SUCCESS”: D. H. LAWRENCE ASSOCIATION COPY
(LAWRENCE, D. H.) GREEN, N. E. Hints on Sketching from Nature. London: George Rowney and Company, (ca. 1900). Octavo, original dark orange cloth gilt- and blind-stamped, all edges gilt. $1250.
Later edition of this book, a presentation copy to Constance Chatterley, a friend of D.H. Lawrence’s, and the apparent namesake of “Lady Chatterley.”
This lovely and popular text contains eight full-color plates, 16 tinted lithographic plates, and numerous in-text black and white illustrations. The bookplate in this volume states that the Art Class of Eastwood (the mining town where D. H. was raised) has presented this book “to Constance Chatterley for success.”
A beautiful copy with an intriguing association.