Green Mansions

HUDSON, W. H.

INSCRIBED TO JOHN GALSWORTHY

HUDSON, W. H. Green Mansions

Duckworth, 1904.

First edition, first issue binding without the publisher's device on the rear board. Original green cloth titled in gilt. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to John Galsworthy. A near fine copy with very minor fading to the spine and slight foxing to the endpapers.

A highly significant presentation copy of Hudson's best known novel. Galsworthy was instrumental in getting Green Mansions published in America thus furthering its popularity. In spite of some success in Britain, no American edition of Green Mansions had been forthcoming, but in 1916 at Galsworthy's urging, Knopf published an edition with an introduction by Galsworthy in which he said of Hudson,
"His work is a vision of natural beauty and of human life as it might be, quickened and sweetened by the sun and the wind and the rain, and by fellowship with all the other forms of life - the truest vision now being given to us, who are more in want of it than any generation has ever been. A very great writer; and... to my thinking... the most valuable our age possesses."

Stock ID: 17283

£4,500.00

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