Ashover: Frank Murray (1896) 8vo. 75pp. Uranian poetry celebrating the beauty of the author's beloved pupil, Alec Melling. A very good copy in 3/4 morocco binding, slight wear to edges. With the bookplate of McDouglas Scott on front endpaper, along with his signature and assorted penciled notations. "Southernwood" refers to a plant that is reputed to have an aroma similar to sperm. Very good in quarter cloth, original wrappers not present, light foxing to endpapers and a bit of light crayon marks on rear endpapers. [Love in Earnest, p.249]. One of 208 copies, photographic frontispiece. An original photograph of a nude boy is tipped on to front endpaper. Uncommon.
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London: Elliot Stock (1892). 230pp. The author's first published collection of poems, an elusive collection of Uranian verse extolling the virtues of boys. The Petrachan sonnets chronicle the love for a boy over an extended period of time and are among the best of Uranian poetry. The second issue of the first edition, the first having been the subject of fulminations by Frederick Rolfe for the use of one of his own poems (St. William of Norwich on p. 164) and withdrawn after publication. A very good copy in half-parchment and floral fabric, boards lightly worn, spine and endpapers a bit darkened and slightly marked, a few small stains to cover, hinges a bit weak. Warmly inscribed by the author to J.J. Evershed: "in remembrance of his sometime "left-wing forward co-operation" with John Gambril Nicholson/London Welch/AFC/1897-98." The recipient was undoubtedly one of Nicholson's young football-playing proteges. Quite rare.
London: Roberts and Newton (1928). Nicholson's last published collection of verse and one of the last books published by any in the Uranian circle. Very good in brown linen boards,a little sunning and closed tear to edges on spine, small stain on rear board, previous owner's penned signature on endpaper and penciled notes on rear endpapers.