[ Author's copy, with his ownership inscription; Uranian poetry] Charmides and other Poems chiefly relating to Oxford.

Author: 
Gascoigne Mackie, author of The Man of Kerioth, Andrea and other Poems, etc. [ Edmund St Gascoigne Mackie (1867-1952), Uranian poet ]
Publication details: 
'250 copies printed.' Oxford: B. H. Blackwell, Broad Street. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. Limited. 1912.
£500.00
SKU: 19669

107pp., 12mo. In half-binding with cream vellum-paper spine with printed label, and grey paper boards, with printed label on front board. Internally good and tight, with a little spotting, in binding with light wear, especially at the head of the spine where it affects the label. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper: 'Gascoigne Mackie | July 1912'. The author's own copy of a central item in the Uranian canon (the title poem was originally published in Oxford in 1898). In the four-page dedication to Arthur R. Bayley (dated from 'Hordle, Hants, | Xmas, 1911.') Mackie write: 'Charmides owes its existence to the late John Addington Symonds, [...] It was his generous appreciation which encouraged me "to look again upon the things we love," and to sing with greater confidence of boyhood's friendship and of those school days spent at Oxford which had left so ineffaceable an impression on my memory. With this plain explanation before him, the wayfaring man, though critic, will, I trust, no longer err by alluding to Charmides as "a college friend."' Very scxarce. Copies held by copyright libraries and Gottingen.