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DOUGLAS, Alfred.


Published: London: The Academy Publishing Company, 1909

Stock code: 103215

Price: £1,250

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First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Lucy Margaret Lamont on the half-title: “To Mrs Lamont, from the author. Alfred Douglas. November, 1910.” With an autograph letter signed by the author tipped-in to the front free endpaper: “Dear Madam, I am much obliged to you for sending me a copy of your very delightful and well chosen anthology. I am sending you a copy of my sonnets, published last year, which I hope you will do me the honour of accepting. Yours truly, Alfred Douglas. Nov. 25, 1910.” L. M. Lamont, the widow of the artist Thomas Reynolds Lamont (1826-1898), had compiled an anthology of poetry entitled A Coronal, which was published in 1910.

Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to front board gilt, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom grey chemise and slipcase. Spine toned, endleaves lightly spotted; an excellent copy.

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