Venice: Ongania & London: Swann Sonnenschein (1886).
The quite uncommon first collection of verse by the English expatriate who lived in Italy for many years. This publication, his first original work, was highly praised by John Addington Symonds: 'In one way or another Venice forms its theme throughout. It is dedicated to Venice. The author's deep love for the Bride of the Sea, and his long familiarity with all phases of her beauty, are evinced, not in rhapsodies or passages of declamation, but in the the lingering perfume of his studied rhythms, in the unerring rightness of his descriptive touches.'
Very good in original parchment wrappers, engraved frontispiece of the Venice lagoons, Light cover wear and browning at edges, spine dulled, one corner bumped. Bookplate of John Addington Symonds laid in.Uncommon.