Verses. Ernest Dowson.

Verses

London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. Beardsley, Aubrey. First edition. Full red morocco, top edge gilt,others uncut, bound by Studio Ars Libri, Amsterdam. The original imitation parchment covers and spine, with gilt design on the front cover by Aubrey Beardsley, are bound in. The rare Large Paper issue, copy number 3 of thirty, printed on Japanese vellum, numbered and initialed by the publisher. Fine condition. Bookplate of Barry Humphries. Dowson's first collection of poetry, containing his most famous lines: "They are not long, the days of wine and roses" from "Vitae Summa Brevis," and "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! In my fashion" from "Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae," this latter poem the title source for both Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind and Cole Porter's "Always True to you in my Fashion" Item #22723

Price: $4,500.00

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