1916. London: Elkin Matthews, Cork Street, M CM XVI .
12mo, 40 pp. including final leaf of ads. Original brown wrappers printed in black. Partly unopened, occassional light spotting, minor edgewear to the wrappers, glue securing textblock spine to wrappers beginning to fail, otherwise a clean and very good copy of a ephemeral little booklet.
§ First edition of this charming collection of poems by Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1878-1962), one of the 'Dymock poets', a group including Robert Frost, John Drinkwater, Edward Thomas, and Rupert Brooke. The group chose to settle near each other around the village of Dymock in Gloucestershire and published their own quarterly, 'New Numbers'. The First World War and the deaths of Edward Thomas and Rupert Brooke ended the groups activities. Gibson was Brooke's literary executor and this volume is dedicated to his memory. Item #110468