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~ A Vision of Giorgione, three variations on a Venetian theme. London: [Chiswick Press, Whittingham and Griggs for] Constable, 1922.

8vo (220 × 165 mm), pp. [12], 59, [1]. Top edge gilt others untrimmed, white cloth with bevelled edges and gilt design on cover and spine by Charles Ricketts

First edition. Letter J of 10 lettered copies not for sale, before 50 numbered copies for sale. It is inscribed on the front free endpaper ‘to W. Graham Robertson with Gordon Bottomley’s affectionate regard’. Loosely inserted are three letters from Bottomley to Robertson and a photograph of Robertson and his dog, Richard. Bottomley’s letters are dated 1922, 1926 and 1930 and are all touching and full of passionate nostalgia. The first evidently accompanied the book sent to Robertson as a Christmas gift ‘which comes out of my dreaming youth when you had never heard of me. Think of it as being done twenty-five years ago in a lonely Lake-Country garden on a lonely hillside by a youngster who loved all the things you were loving…’

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