, PROOF COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, the collation the same as that on regular copies, but with the leaves slightly cut down and put in this binding, title-page printed in red and black, COULSON KERNAHAN'S COPY (author and journalist and during the '90s a literary adviser to the publishers Ward, Lock), with his pencilled signature and notes giving a "key" to the characters and setting in this roman à clef on front free endpaper. See Fredeman 64.1 and p. 222: "...thinly veiled gypsy saga which employs a barely disguised [Dante Gabriel] Rossetti as one of its principal characters...[also] has a number of disguised Pre-Raphaelite characters..."" /> WATTS-DUNTON, THEODORE. Aylwin. London: Hurst and Blackett 1899. <I>8vo, binder's olive green cloth, spine hand-lettered in ink with title, author, and word "Proofs," edges trimmed (probably bound for Coulson Kernahan -- see below), covers soiled and a bit worn, front free endpaper and half-title loose, preliminary leaves with a few paper-clip stains, half-title and last page dust-soiled, cloth slipcase</I>, PROOF COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, the collation the same as that on regular copies, but with the leaves slightly cut down and put in this binding, title-page printed in red and black, COULSON KERNAHAN'S COPY (author and journalist and during the '90s a literary adviser to the publishers Ward, Lock), with his pencilled signature and notes giving a "key" to the characters and setting in this <I>roman à clef</I> on front free endpaper. See Fredeman 64.1 and p. 222: "...thinly veiled gypsy saga which employs a barely disguised [Dante Gabriel] Rossetti as one of its principal characters...[also] has a number of disguised Pre-Raphaelite characters..." | Christie's