Sonnets & Lyrics

DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. Sonnets & Lyrics.

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DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred. Sonnets & Lyrics. London: Rich and Cowan, 1935.

8vo., 2 vols; blue cloth, embossed with device to upper board, gilt to spine; in the matching jackets (Lyrics clipped); pp. vi, 3-110, [ii]; vi, 7-82, [ii]; both jackets dulled to spines and edges, with some nicking and chipping to extremities, particularly head/foot of spine; Sonnets:boards touched by sun to upper edge and head/foot of spine, ownership inscription to ffep, light sporadic foxing, very good; Lyrics:ownership name to ffep; light ghosting to half title and from frontis, very clean internally.
First editions of these two companion volumes.
"All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears."
- Lord Alfred Douglas