With an introduction by the Rt Hon. George Wyndham.London: Burn & Oates, 1909 Stock Code: 146637
First edition, first impression, this copy with a nice literary association, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Padraic Colum from Francis Meynell June 6th '10". Francis Meynell (1891-1975) was a poet and printer at the Nonesuch Press; his father Wilfrid Meynell (1852-1948) sponsored the author by publishing his works in the journal Merry England and inviting him into his home.
The recipient, Padraic Colum (1881-1972), was a poet who participated in the Irish Literary Revival.
Francis Thompson (1859-1907) was a poet and Catholic mystic; upon his death, G. K. Chesterton wrote "we lose the greatest poetic energy since Browning" (Chesterton, p. 275).
Octavo. Original japon, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed.
Spine lightly toned, extremities and covers slightly rubbed, a few marks to rear cover, endpapers browned, internally bright and fresh. A very good copy indeed.
G. K. Chesterton, All Things Considered, New York, John Lane Company, 1909.
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