Satires of Circumstance. Lyrics and Reveries. With miscellaneous pieces.
London: Macmillan, 1914. First edition Original green cloth, a very good copy. Signed by Hardy on the half-title. With a letter from Henry J. Brown (of the bookselling firm B.F. Stevens and Brown) to the then California State Librarian, M.J. Ferguson: "Knowing your interest in everything connected with Thomas Hardy, I am sending you a copy of his new book of poems just issued, in which my friend Shorter has induced him to put his autograph..." (Item ID: 28136)
Hardy's greatest collection of poetry, including the sequence "Poems of 1912-13," which Michael Millgate has termed "the highest point of his achievement in verse". Cited by Cyril Connolly, 100 Modern Books