ANNESLEY, Mabel M. As the Sight is Bent. An unfinished Autobiography Edited by Constance Malleson. Museum Press. 1964.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Illustrated with 35 engravings on wood printed directly from the blocks. Spine of wrapper slightly darkened, light brown lines to front panel of wrapper, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition with a typed note signed by Constance Makkeson to Irish writer St John Ervine, "To St John Ervine, with grateful thanks for his many kindnesses to me, and his interest in the work of Lady Mabel Annesley, and (not least) his love for County Down, from Constance Malleson."
"Mabel M. Annesley was one of the outstanding British wood-engravers of the first half of the Twentieth century. She was also unusually articulate and her autobiography, as well as describing vividly scenes and people in England, Ireland, New Zealand, and various foreign places, throws light upon the artist's special perception of the abstract and physical values of things seen."