London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1897. Item #04415
"The dog that snapt the shadow, dropt the bone."
With Twelve Half-Tone Plates by Arthur Rackham
RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator. MERRIMAN, Henry Seton. The Grey Lady. A New Edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1897.
First edition with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
Octavo 7 9/16 x 5 1/8 inches; 193 x 130 mm.). viii, 342, [2, advertisements] pp. Twelve half-tone plates (including frontispiece).
Publisher's lavender-gray cloth, front cover with small blind-stamped device, lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, dark gray-blue coated end-papers. A near fine copy.
The Grey Lady… "An excellent story… The volume is amongst the cleverest and most interesting of recent novels." (The Observer, 1897).
"A story of striking merit throughout." The Globe, 1897).
"An interesting, thoughtful, carefully-written story, with a charming touch of pensiveness." (The British Weekly, 1897).
Hugh Stowell Scott (1862-1903) was a prominent English novelist who used the pseudonym Henry Seton Merriman. The Grey Lady was first published in 1895 without illustrations. His most successful novel was The Sowers (1896), which went through thirty UK editions.
Riall, p.20; Latimore & Haskell, pp. 8 & 9.