In Fancy Dress
London: Walter Scott (1886). 148pp.
A collection of poems, velied but clearly Uranian in tone, evoking the spirits of Ganymede, Adonis, Narcissus and other classical figures. Raffalovich, the wealthy Russian emigré, was an acquaintance of Wilde and intimate of John Gray for many years. A frequent writer on homosexuality in medical journals, he also published several other volumes of prose and poetry.
Original tan cloth with bevelled edges lettered in red and decorated in black. Covers lightly worn, light loss at head and tale of spine, spine a bit dulled, small mark on endpaper, bookplate of Anthony Reid (by Ralph Chubb) on front pastedown. Inscribed by the author to Mrs. Lovett Cameron (aka Caroline Sharp), the British romantic fiction writer. Young 3177*. Rare.