London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1903. . 4to, gray wrappers, front printed chipped, spine largely lacking Bienecke 1376.INSCRIBED on the front wrappper by Pinero to Lady Elizabeth Lewis the wife of the lawyer George Lewis, who represented many artists and writers, including Whistler and Oscar Wilde. Elizabeth was one of the leading hostesses of the day and their house in Portland Place was frequented by artists and writers such as Whistler, Wilde, Henry James and Edward Burne Jones, who painted Elizabeth's portrait. Whistler always addressed her affectionately as 'Mrs George', even after her husband's knighthood in 1893, by which time she signed her letters to him 'Betty'. (Inventory #: 2498)
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