A First Sheaf of Little Songs: The verses by Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall. Set to music by Robert Coningsby Clarke (High).
Score. 4to, pp. [iv], 15, . Original grey wrappers, lettered and decorated in black and silver. Rubbed at spine and extremities, pushing to heel of spine, a little soiled, POI in black pen to top of front wrapper: “G. A. F. Reddis 20.ix.17”. “Robert Coningsby Clarke” stamped in purple to bottom corner of title page, gentle creasing, some spotting, very occasional pencil annotations, thread loose, with gatherings slightly dropped. Else, clean and tidy. A pleasing copy of the first sheaf of Radclyffe Hall’s love poems set to music by Robert Coningsby Clarke; another two would follow. Unusual.
Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943) first found notice and popularity as a poet, publishing five collections, before turning their hand to novels (when they also dropped ‘Marguerite’). This First Sheaf comprises: ‘Hands and Lips,’ ‘Our Little Love is Newly Born,’ ‘You're Just as Pretty as the Day,’ ‘Butterfly,’ ‘Gentle Dame Priscilla,’ and ‘You, Dear, and I’, reprinted from Hall’s first two collections, ‘Twixt Earth and Stars (1906) and A Sheaf of Verses (1908).
Author RADCLYFFE-HALL, Marguerite (i.e. HALL, Radclyffe); CONINGSBY CLARKE, Robert.
Publisher London: Chappell & Co. Ltd
Condition Very good