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THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS - THOMSON, James - 1880. 
Reeves & Turner, London 1880 - Original cloth. First book by this alcoholic poet and prophet of despair whom Stanley Kunitz called "the most complete pessimist, perhaps, that literature has ever known." The title poem of this volume, his masterpiece, is one of the greatest of the nineteenth century. Small bookplate neatly removed from the front pastedown. Minor nicks to the spine tips and edge. A very attractive copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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