London: Macmillan. Very Good. 1907. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. x, 404 pages; Former owner's name on ffep and a few lines in pencil quoting Allingham's poem "The Fairies", otherwise clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. Upper corners rounded, portrait frontispiece. William Allingham, a writer and poet born in Donegal, Ireland, became sub-editor of Frazer's Magazine in 1870. In early 1874 he assumed the position of editor from Froude, and later that year married Helen Patterson, the watercolour painter. Allingham was a close friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who contributed to the illustration of his book Day and Night Songs. In this diary he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle, Darwin, Dickens and many other writers and artists. . (Inventory #: 39758)
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