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[DOWDEN, Edward.]

A Woman’s Reliquary.

Published: Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press, 1913

Stock code: 63336

Price: £2,000

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First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843–1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. The editor, Elizabeth Yeats, has inscribed this copy “To Philip & Sophia Miller friends of – Edward & Elizabeth Dowden – this little book is given with many memories, April 1914”. Scarce.

Octavo. Original tan cloth backed white boards, titles to spine and upper board in black. Binder’s ticket to front pastedown. Spine and edges of boards browned, front free endpapers tanned, contents toned. A very good copy.

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