an anthology of friendship.London, Swan Sonnenschein, 1902 Stock Code: 140503
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of this collection of poems, with Carpenter's commentary, celebrating homosexual love. The anthology includes excerpts from Ovid, Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Walt Whitman. Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was a philosopher, poet, socialist, and early activist for gay rights.
Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gilt and brown, leaf motif to spine in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Title page in red and black, decorative initials in red.
Cloth faintly soiled, minor rubbing to edges, foxing to edges, endpapers, and first couple of leaves, else contents clean and bright; a very good copy indeed.
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