Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres

HARDY, Thomas. Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres.

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HARDY, Thomas. Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928.

8vo., olive green cloth with gilt device to upper board, lettered in gilt to spine; in the original publisher's drab dust wrapper duplicating the cover design in blue, unclipped (7/6 net); edges untrimmed; pp. [iv], v-xi, [i], 202, [ii]; endpapers lightly offset, with some light spotting to prelims and edges; ever-so-slight lean; jacket creased and lightly toned along edges, more so to spine, which is browned, with some light scoring and nicked to head/foot. Provenance: Book plate of Henry Carlyle Fairlie over another to the front paste-down.
First edition of this last, posthumous collection of poems by English poet Thomas Hardy. It closes with the poet's final farewell: "He Resolves to Say No More":
And if my vision range beyond
The blinkered sight of souls in bond,
—By truth made free—
I'll let all be,
And show to no man what I see.

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