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Charles Sayle. 1st Ed 1893. 1 of only 20 Copies w/ Slip Case
Musa Consolatrix by Charles Sayle. 1st Ed 1893. 1 of only 20 Copies w/ Slip Case
Charles Sayle (1864-1924) was at the center of the Uranian group of poets and exchanged correspondence with quite a few of the 1890s group, including Oscar Browning, Edward Carpenter, John Gambril Nicholson and Ernest Dowson. This is his third collection of poetry and perhaps the most overtly Uranian in tone (with poems dedicated to Richard Barnfield and Ernest Dowson). Sayle graduated from Oxford with honors and became a bibliographer at the University Library in Cambridge, where he completed several treatises on the collections there. Timothy d'Arch Smith (Love in Earnest @ 80-81) relates an amusing story of a visit by Henry James to Cambridge in 1909 where he was entertained, rather unsuccessfully, by Sayle. One of 20 special copies on Japanese vellum, bound in full morocco, gilt top edges, five raised bands on spine, red bookmark, marbled endpapers. Inscribed on front endpaper "A rare book for a rare gentleman and "boss" par excellence" Connie Hudkins. Original slip case is very good condition. The book is in very good condition. There are a few small chips in the leather, and one small light stain on the title page. It looks like there may have been some writing in pencil on the rear end paper but it is no longer visible. All of this is photographed. ______________________________ Please view the pictures/scans. They are of the actual item up for sale and are provided in part to show the quality of the piece. Try and keep the age of the offering in mind when developing your expectations. All things age in their own way. We are always happy to try and answer any questio … [Click Below for Full Description]
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