WILCOX, Ella Wheeler

POEMS OF PASSION AND PLEASURE

Published: 1912

Date:

First edition with illustrations by Dudley Tennant, deluxe issue. Number 167 of 500 copies signed by both poet and artist. Original publisher's creamy vellum with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt. In original publisher's paper moire slipcase.

Note
A lovely production, with Tennant’s illustrations and Wilcox’s poetry. Wilcox’s now famous poem “ Solitude”, which begins with the lines, “Laugh, and the World laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone;” is included in this book of verse.

Illustrated
Pictorial endpapers. Twenty mounted colour plates under captioned tissue guards.

Condition
A very good copy, spine a little darkened. One silk tie remaining, detached and loosely inserted. The slipcase is intact but has a few cracks along two edges and a damp stain.

£650

Offered by Jonkers Rare Books