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CORNFORD, Frances.

Poems.

Hampstead: The Priory Press, and Bowes & Bowes, Cambridge, [1910] Stock Code: 144493
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First edition, first impression, of Cornford's second book, following the rare Holtbury Idyll (1908), and first poetry collection, including her poem "Youth", later titled "On Rupert Brooke", as well as the notorious "To a Fat Lady Seen from a Train", which became a much anthologized (and parodied) piece.

Frances Cornford (1886-1960, née Frances Crofts Darwin - granddaughter of Charles, married the poet Francis Cornford in 1909) was a close friend of Brooke, and an aspiring poet in her own right.

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Description

Small quarto. Original cloth-backed grey paper boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover, grey endpapers.

Condition

New York bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. The binding somewhat darkened, a touch rubbed, otherwise firm and square, internally crisp; a very good copy indeed.

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