Poems.London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1895 Stock Code: 119668
NotesFirst edition, one of 750 copies printed, very scarce first state of the US issue with both US and UK publisher's slug to spine, but retaining the UK title page, and with the top edge ungilt. More usually copies of the US issue had a cancel title page with the Boston imprint, and a gilt top edge. O'Hegarty "notes that he has seen two copies, identical, of the American book, the only difference from the English edition being the addition of Copeland & Day on the spine only, not on the title." Though prepared for the US market, this unusual copy may well have been ultimately issued in the UK nonetheless, as it bears a near-contemporary Huddersfield bookseller's ticket (E. W. Coates - 1863-1940) at the rear.
Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles and elaborate designs by H. Granville Fell gilt to spine and boards, edges untrimmed.
Illustrated title page with tissue-guard.
Contemporary ink ownership inscription. Some small dents to the edges of rear panel, a spray of ink marking, internally sound and fresh, a bright copy in excellent condition.
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