London, South Kensington
1 November 2006
[HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963)]. Aldous Huxley 1894-1963: A Memorial Volume, edited by Julian Huxley. London: Chatto, 1965. 8°. Original blue cloth and dustjacket (both stained). PRESENTATION COPY to Philip and Ottoline Morrell's daughter Julian Vinogradoff from Juliette Huxley, sister-in-law of Aldous. Juliette had met Aldous and his brother Julian 50 years earlier at Garsington, where she was governess-companion to the then Julian Morrell. Inscribed 'To Julian without whom my small piece herein would never have been written. With love from Juliette. Sept. 14th 1965.' Her contribution gives details of the Garsington years, as does that by T. S. Eliot.
HUXLEY, Juliette (b. 1896). Autograph letter signed ('J. Baillot'), in French, to Ottoline Morrell, St Jame's [sic] Palace, 6 December 1916, 3 pages, large 8vo, thanking her for a visit to Garsington, where she found 'toute la Beauté, toute la joie de vivre'.
HUXLEY, Julian (1887-1975). Scientific Research and Social Needs. London: Watts, 1934. 8°. Original blue cloth. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed 'To Ottoline affectionately from Julian Huxley, May 1934'.
Stephen Spender was impressed by Huxley's presence at Ottoline Morrell's parties: 'Not only did the Irish as well as the English writers and poets attend on Ottoline, but the scientists and philosophers as well. Julian Huxley and his wife Juliette came often' (World within World, p.163).
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