Title: Personal Commonplace Manuscript of Greville MacDonald, 1921
Author: Greville MacDonald
Condition: Very Good
A manuscript commonplace book of poetry and several diary entries belonging to writer Greville MacDonald, son of the esteemed fantasy writer and poet George MacDonald.
As George had his lasting legacy of influencing numerous writers and mentoring famous authors such as Lewis Carroll, Greville too, had his own lasting impact with the help of his siblings. At the age of six, Greville was read the original manuscript of Alice in Wonderland by his mother and favored it so much along with his siblings that Carroll was inspired to finally publish it.
There is also a page with several newspaper clipping regarding Ernest Gye, son of the famous soprano Emma Albani, and his upcoming exhibition of watercolor drawings and sketches.
Winchester Antiquarian Books bears a copy of The Sanity of William Blake signed by Greville, with the handwriting bearing identical similarities to the script in this manuscript.
One commonplace manuscript in octavo, 93 written pages, with the rest of the pages remaining blank, along with several notes.
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with very little rubbing present on the boards, and light cracking to the vellum at the front joint. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.