n.p. Privately Printed, n.d. (c. 1948),
First Edition. octavo, heavy paper wrappers with printed paper label on front wrapper. (64)pp. Privately Printed, Item #26241
The letters (32 in all), cover a fifteen year period from 1936 to 1946. Walford Graham Robertson (1866–1948) was a British painter, illustrator and author. He donated over 20 works of art to the Tate Gallery, London. Robertson was a promising presence in the art and theater worlds. He was an important collector of art, especially William Blake. He wrote plays, novels and a memoir,Time Was. He painted and illustrated books. He designed costumes for Sarah Bernhardt and Ellen Terry. He was twice portrayed by John Singer Sargent. He was sociable, and knew many notable people including Oscar Wilde and artists. He was a source of witty quotes and anecdotes. Inscribed and signed by Emerson on the half title: "To Ruth H. Greenough (not exactly a quid pro quo) but with love from Frances White Emerson.". Former owner's name and date on half title. Near fine copy.