An ode in celebration of the centenary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.London: Privately printed for A. J. A. Symons at the Morland Press, 1924 Stock Code: 146865
Limited edition, number 44 of 50 copies, signed by the publisher. Hardy's poem was first printed in The Times on 16 June 1924, and was quickly reprinted for Symons. "It was expressly stated in The Times that there was no copyright, and immediate moves were made to reprint the poem privately" (Purdy, p. 231).
Alphonse James Albert Symons (1900-1941) was an English bibliographer and book collector. "In 1922... Symons started the First Edition Club, a centre for bibliographical information and a dining club in Bloomsbury. Symons organized the selection of 'fifty books of the year' from 1926 on and, despite the end of his First Edition Club in 1931, became an important influence in the bibliographical world through the foundation, in 1930, of the Book-Collector's Quarterly" (ODNB).
Quarto. Original cream paper wrappers, front wrapper printed in black, sewn at the fold.
Short split to head of spine, slightly foxed, a very good copy of this fragile publication.
See Purdy pp. 231-2.
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