A MAN OF GENIUS. A Story of the Judgment of Paris. With Ten Illustrations by W. Story
Edition: First printing
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1908. Green pictorial cloth stamped in black & white, spine gilt lettered, green topstain. pp (xii), 403, [1, blank], [20, ads] + 10 plates. Spine very lightly darkened; lacking the front free endpaper; ink name on recto of frontispiece; text paper lightly toned; small chips to fore edges of a few leaves from careless opening; front inner hinge repaired with rice pape; else a VG copy. A novel of Devon. Handsome cover design. Mary Patricia Willcocks (1869 - 1952), a Fabian and a feminist, lived much of her life in Exeter, Devon. She possibly influenced Mary Webb, the novelist of Shropshire. According to Edwardian Fiction: an Oxford Companion, the present novel is a rewrite of Hardy's JUDE THE OBSCURE.