[Housman, Laurence]; Newton-Robinson, Charles.
Title THE VIOL OF LOVE AND OTHER POEMS
Book Condition Very good
Publisher Boston John Lane:The Bodley Head/Lamson Wolffe and Co. 1895
Seller ID 1002
Narrow 8vo (5 ” x 7 ”). LIMITED. Only 350 copies of the first edition were printed. pp. 56 + colophon and 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. Unsigned Laurence Housman floral Art Nouveau binding design in gold on olive green cloth. Spine with titles in gold and petal motifs spaced equidistantly down the spine. Includes decorated title page design, 3 section head designs and 1 tail piece designs in red by Houseman all variant designs using the same floral Art Nouveau motif used on the cover; printed on Japanese vellum. Poems of passion and inspiration. A Lamson-Wolffe promotional flyer for the Viol of Love tipped onto the front pastedown. Kenyur-Hodgkins 114. An exceptionally scarce Housman design. A very good copy with light rubbing to portions of the binding design; light to moderate rubbing to the extremities; at the head of the spine, the first word of the title at the head of the spine partially rubbed off and a light water stain to the cloth.