Great Britain: The Limited Editions Club, 1961. Item #03165
One of the First Feminist Novels
Illustrated by Paul Hogarth - A Descendant of the Great William Hogarth
SCHREINER, Olive. [HOGARTH, Paul, Illustrator]. [DINESEN, Isak, Introduction]. The Story of an African Farm. With an Introduction by Isak Dinesen and Illustrations by Paul Hogarth. Great Britain: The Limited Editions Club, 1961.
One of fifteen hundred copies signed by the illustrator, of which this is number 1483. printed by The Curwen Press; designed by Hans Schmoller.
Large octavo (11 x 7 5/16 inches; 280 x 186 mm.). xx, 259, , [1, blank], [1, limitation] pp. Illustrated by Paul Hogarth with crayon drawings and color lithographs.
Full chestnut-brown bark cloth from Uganda bound by Russell-Rutter Company. Title label stamped in gilt with a design from Schmoller. Pictorial endpapers. Housed in the original orange-brown cloth slipcase. A fine copy.
The Story of an African Farm (first published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron) was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. It was an immediate success and has become recognized as one of the first feminist novels.
Paul Hogarth, OBE, RA (1917-2001) was an English artist and illustrator. He is best known for the cover drawings that he prepared in the 1980s for the Penguin edition of Graham Greene's books. He was a descendent of the great English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist, William Hogarth (1697-1764).