Last PoemsLondon: Selwyn & Blount, 1918 Stock Code: 149150
First edition, first impression, in a state not listed by Eckert, with no advertisements at the rear. This work is Thomas's third collection of poetry but his first regularly published book of poems, issued after his death at Arras on Easter Monday 1917.
This is one of 1,050 copies printed, half of which were issued by Selwyn & Blound in the UK, and half by Henry Holt in America. The book is dedicated to Robert Frost, who had encouraged Thomas to write and publish his poetry, and who had written "The Road Not Taken" about his decision to volunteer. The collection includes perhaps Thomas's most famous poem, "Adlestrop".
Octavo. Original grey-beige boards, printed paper label to spine, cream endpapers, untrimmed.
Photographic portrait frontispiece of the author by Duncan Williams, with tissue guard.
Contemporary ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine somewhat darkened, faintly rubbed, the binding otherwise sound, occasional light toning to contents, else internally fresh and unmarked; a very good copy indeed.
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