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[BROOKE, Rupert]; CARPENTER, Edward:
IOLÄUS: An Anthology of Friendship.
London: Swan Sonnenschein. 1902. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Rupert Brooke's copy with his bold, flourishing pencil signature to the front endpaper, printed bookplate to the front pastedown, pencil marginalia in Greek to the front pastedown, verso of half-title, and p.81, and manuscript postcard loosely laid in between pp.114-115. Publisher's original light brown cloth with titles in gilt and dark brown to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. Title page in red and black, decorative initials in red. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little cracking between the half-title and title page and some darkening and minor marking to the spine. The contents with a small contemporary bookseller's label to the front and rear pastedowns, a little toning and spotting to the preliminary pages and toning to pp.114-115 where the postcard has laid are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. The postcard itself, with a printed Edward VII halfpenny stamp to the reverse, has a little loss to the left-hand side and upper-left corner, not affecting the manuscript inscription. Contained in a handsome quarter light-brown chieftan over cream cloth solander box by Asprey, which is in fine condition.The first edition of Edward Carpenter's edited collection of poetry celebrating male friendship and homosexual love, named for Iolaus, the charioteer and male lover of Hercules. Including Carpenter's own commentary, it explores the nature of loving male relationships from the ancient world to modern times, featuring excer … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: Lucius Books [United Kingdom]
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