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GALE, Norman.

A Country Muse.

New Series.

Published: London: David Nutt, 1893

Stock code: 106522

Price: £45

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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.

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.

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