London: The Nonesuch Press, 1927. First edition. Wilson, a civil servant, wrote a number of biographies of literary and historical figures; and as a civil servant, she was one of the first women in the United Kingdom to earn equal pay for her work (Wikipedia). One of 1,480 numbered copies. Profusely illustrated. Quarto vellum-backed marbled boards, gilt stamped spine. 4-page Addendum / Corrigenda laid-in. Minor wear to edges and vellum soiled a bit but still about very good.