THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ERNEST DOWSON. With Illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell. Ernest DOWSON.
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ERNEST DOWSON. With Illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell.
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ERNEST DOWSON. With Illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell.
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ERNEST DOWSON. With Illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell.
THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ERNEST DOWSON. With Illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell.

THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ERNEST DOWSON. With Illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell.

New York: The Medusa Head, 1928. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Large octavo, original purple cloth stamped in gilt. 107 pp., Frontispiece with tissue guard plus 9 additional full-page black & white plates by Blaisdell. Issued in a limited edition of 800 copies, of which this is copy No. 491 of 775 hand-numbered copies printed on Unicorn paper. The delicate and volatile purple cloth has faded on the spine panel, some mild offsetting from the plates (as usual); ink inscription in French on a preliminary blank, dated 1929, otherwise a very nice, near fine copy of this scarce book, housed in the even scarcer and very fragile slipcase. The slipcase has the hand-numbered printed title label on the spine; shows overall fading to the purple paper and has light chips to the edges of the folds but is vastly superior to most - in fact, due to it's fragile nature, most of these slipcases are non-existant today. A very nice copy. Very Good in slipcase. Item #311535

¶ Ernest Christopher Dowson (1867-1900) was an English poet, novelist, short-story writer, often associated with the Decadent movement. Dowson is best remembered for such vivid phrases as "Days of Wine and Roses" & and "Gone with the wind", the latter being used by author Margaret Mitchell as the title of her famous novel.

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