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London: George Allen & Unwin (1919). 24pp. A long and touching poem by the Uranian schoolmaster at Battersea Polytechnic School, who laments the departure of one of his students at the end of school term. The poems was apparently much admired by the fellow poet Montague Summers. The publisher Francis Edwin Murray's copy, with his small printed label on front cover and the author's name written in Murray's hand on title page. A very good copy laid into a blue cloth chemise with gilt lettering on spine, adorned with the bookplates of Timothy d'Arch Smith (by Goor) and Roger Walker, as well as a photographic image of the author. This appears to be the same copy (#80) as that catalogued by d'Arch Smith in English Homosexual Poetry of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: The Timothy d'Arch Smith Collection (Catalog #3 of Michael deHartington Booksellers). Young 3545*.
Asphodel Editions (2004). Hardcover. This is the revised edition of the author's 1983 bibliography of the Fortune Press. This edition includes a wealth of new material, including the identity of some of the psuedonymous authors, as well as indexes missing from the original edition. Binding is 8vo, Cloth. (vi), 115 +1 pages.
A small collection of 12 printed ephemeral items, Christmas cards, and assorted other printed matter from one of the great Dutch printers. Many of the items are hand-colored and several are signed by the publisher/printer Ger Gleis. Works by James Purdy, William Blake, Sandro Penna and others are included. All near fine. Along with R. Breugelmans' bibliography of the press, 107 maal: Sub Signo Libelli (1/400 numbered copies).
London: Leonard C Smithers (1895). The author's third collection of Decadent poetry, issued by the controversial publisher of much "Nineties" verse. Very good in original boards, spine a bit dulled. One of 500 copies, a presentation copy to L. Cranmer-Byng, inscribed in the year of publication on front endpaper. Another, later inscription, from Simon Digby, appears below, bookplate on front pastedown.