London: The Francis Thompson Society. 1967. First Edition, First Impression. Quarto, original blue boards, gilt titles on spine. 67 pp. issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, this being copy No. 128. This is one of circa 25 Special Copies signed by Henry Williamson on the limitation page. The books were signed at an exhibition of Francis Thompson's work held in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Francis Thompson's poem "The Hound of Heaven" held at Hatchards in 1967; although there was no official signing, Williamson unofficially signed several copies of The Hound of Heaven at the request of bookseller Stephen Francis Clarke. Williamson was President of the Francis Thompson Society at the time. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Item #311560
¶ Quite a remarkable work. Prints the text of 'The Hound of Heaven', plus essays by Williamson; Dr. Fulton J. Sheen; Peter H. Butter; Doris M. Alexander; Paul van K. Thompson; & G. Krishnamurti; as well as having an Introduction by Krishnamurti and reproductions of Letters of Goodwill from Cardinal Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (Secretary of State of His Holiness The Pope on behalf of The Holy Father Pope Paul VI), His Holiness Jagadguru, & The Dalai Lama.
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