Hunt, Violet. The Maiden's Progress, A Novel in Dialogue [association copy]. London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1894. First Edition. 
Inscribed "Margaret Hunt from V. H." on the half title page.
Light blue cloth, spine & board edges darkened, light fraying at the edges of the spine ends, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 289 clean pp. Small but noticeable red blotch on the front cover. Good. Hardcover.
Original shipping label from 1968 (London to Syracuse, NY) laid in, name sticker of John S. Mayfield on the rear pastedown, "withdrawn from Syracuse University Library" ink stamp on rear pastedown, no other library markings or matter. Mayfield was the curator of the division of manuscripts and rare books at the Syracuse University Library (1961-1971).
We believe the book was given by the author to her mother, who made the inscription. Her name was Margaret Raine Hunt, (1831-1912) novelist and English translator of The Brothers Grimm.
Isobel Violet Hunt (1862-1942), English author, founder of the Women Writer's Suffrage League in 1908. "Hunt's writings ranged over a number of literary forms, including short stories, novels, memoir, and biography. She was an active feminist, and her novels The Maiden's Progress and A Hard Woman were works of the New Woman genre, while her short story collection Tales of the Uneasy is an example of supernatural fiction." - wikipedia.
Author's first book; first edition.