London, South Kensington
1 November 2006
HARDY, Thomas (1840-1928). Wessex Tales. London: Macmillan, 1903. 8°. Original blue cloth (a little worn). With the ownership signature of Ottoline Morrell on front free endpaper, and her note: 'Signed by Thomas Hardy on The occasion of my Visit to him Sept. 8th 1924. - Dorchester.' New Edition (Volume XIII of The Wessex Novels). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF TITLE.
Morrell's brother, Lord Henry Bentinck, had had a philosophy tutor after Oxford named Philip Bagenal who was a passionate admirer of Hardy, so she grew up thinking of him as one of the most distinguished writers of an earlier generation. Lady Ottoline's Journal records a further visit made to the Hardy's in August 1925 (pp.52-59).
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