in verse and prose.London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899 Stock Code: 126828
First edition of Dowson's attractively produced poetry collection, this copy from the library of Henry Head (1861-1940), poet and neurologist who specialised in the sensory nervous system, with his ownership inscription dated 29 July 1900 to front free endpaper. "It was knowledge of Head's intellectual interests that led Virginia Woolf's husband, Leonard, to consult him about his wife's condition in 1913. Head had two volumes printed for private circulation containing some of his own verse and a translation of some of Heine's poems; these were published in 1919 under the title Destroyers and other Verses" (ODNB).
Square octavo. Original white paper-covered boards, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, covers panelled and decorated with floral motifs in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.
Spine and rear cover slightly darkened, spine and extremities rubbed, some soiling to covers, contents clean. A very good copy.
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