A Country Muse.
First edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper “Chide not if here you haply find / The rough romance of country love; / I sing as well the brook and wind, the green below, the blue above. Norman Gale”: the first verse of the opening poem in the collection, entitled “Apology”. One of 1,000 copies printed.
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Octavo (175 108 mm). Original blue cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine sunned, extremities lightly bumped and rubbed. A very good copy.